Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end tells The News Tribune he will accept the NFL’s invitation and participate in Tuesday’s meeting in New York with league owners on social change--and the league’s desire to get past controversy from sitting and kneeling during the national anthem at games. Bennett has been sitting during anthems since mid-August. Because the Seahawks are practicing Tuesday, Bennett will participate via phone.
Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end tells The News Tribune he will accept the NFL’s invitation and participate in Tuesday’s meeting in New York with league owners on social change--and the league’s desire to get past controversy from sitting and kneeling during the national anthem at games. Bennett has been sitting during anthems since mid-August. Because the Seahawks are practicing Tuesday, Bennett will participate via phone. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com
Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end tells The News Tribune he will accept the NFL’s invitation and participate in Tuesday’s meeting in New York with league owners on social change--and the league’s desire to get past controversy from sitting and kneeling during the national anthem at games. Bennett has been sitting during anthems since mid-August. Because the Seahawks are practicing Tuesday, Bennett will participate via phone. Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com
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Michael Bennett will participate in NFL meeting with owners about anthem, social change

October 16, 2017 06:11 PM

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Gregg Bell joined The News Tribune in July 2014. Bell had been the director of writing for the University of Washington's athletic department for four years. He was the senior national sports writer in Seattle for The Associated Press from 2005-10, covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season and beyond. He's also been The Sacramento Bee's beat writer on the Oakland Athletics and Raiders. The native of Steubenville, Ohio, is a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and a 2000 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.