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NFL Quarterback Refuses to Stand for National Anthem in Protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition U.S. National Football League game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a...

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