Chargers players comment on Kaepernick sitting during national anthem

Colin Kaepernick’s protest could meet new scrutiny amid military salute – USA Today
With the San Francisco 49ers quarterback expected to be on the field for pregame festivities before the final preseason game against the Chargers at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium, Navy officers will perform the national anthem pregame while over 240 military personnel unfurl a “U.S. Super Flag.”

The scheduled event is part of the Chargers’ 28th annual Salute to the Military, which was planned before Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem before last week’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Chargers Navy man weighs in on Kaep – San Diego Union-Tribune
Chris Swain, who has trained with the Chargers since May and also works in Naval public affairs at North Island Air Station in Coronado, stuck to the facts when commenting on Kaepernick’s stance to the U-T on Wednesday.

“He exercised his right. He has the right to sit or stand during the national anthem. He can do whatever he wishes to do,” he said.

“(Sitting during anthem) — that’s one way he can do it. He can do it many other ways. He can speak to children. He can speak to police officers, since that’s what he wants to focus on. He’s just using his position to get word out about issues. There’s many other ways he can do it. But he chose to do it this way. That’s the freedom he has, so if we wants to choose to do it that way, he can do that.”

VIDEO: Kaepernick Is Making Injustice Stance About Himself
Dan Sileo weighs in on Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the National Anthem, and why he’s wrong for his doing so.

AUDIO: Corey Liuget On How Chargers Welcomed Bosa & What Reaction He Expects For Kaepernick
Chargers DE Corey Liuget on how the team welcomed Joey Bosa on his first day back, how ready he is for the season to start and what reaction he expects for Colin Kaepernick.

Arcia homers again, but Padres fall to Braves –
Oswaldo Arcia was the only San Diego batter to break through against Matt Wisler, cutting Atlanta’s lead to 2-1 with a solo homer in the fourth inning. The blast marked Arcia’s second of the series, but Wisler bounced back from his lone hiccup to strike out six of the next 10 batters he faced and pass his previous career-high of nine, which he set vs. the Indians on June 28.

AUDIO: Mike Dee: “Tebow Probably A Guy That For Sure Doesn’t Fit Into The AJ Preller Plan”
Padres President and CEO Mike Dee discusses their commitment to honoring the military, how Tim Tebow looked and the success of El Paso.

Ross’ rehab hits snag, Padres hope it’s minor –
Ross experienced “a measure of soreness” in his right shoulder following his first rehab outing last Thursday, according to manager Andy Green. The club opted to forego his most recent bullpen, and Ross threw off flat ground on Wednesday instead.

VIDEO: Aztecs QB Christian Chapman: ‘Our Goal Is To Go Undefeated’
San Diego State Quarterback Christian Chapman talks with Andrew Burer about the upcoming season, embracing a leadership role, and going undefeated and becoming a Top-25 program.

Mountain West preview: Aztecs are predicted for showdown with Boise State – San Diego Union-Tribune
SDSU received all 29 first-place votes in a preseason media poll predicting the order of finish in the West Division. In the Mountain Division, Boise State received 27 of 29 first-place votes.

The Aztecs face the same conference opponents this year that they compiled an 8-0 record against last year. The only way they don’t win the West again is if things go wrong. Very, very wrong.

The Convadium Is an Opportunity for San Diego to Do a Big Thing. We Should Take It. – Voice of San Diego
The proposed stadium-convention center wouldn’t be a giveaway to a billionaire; it’s a public-private partnership in which both sides should contribute and both should expect benefits. San Diegans should vote based on the project’s benefits and economic returns for San Diego, not on animosity toward billionaires or any particular one.

NFL clears three players named in Al Jazeera PED report – Sports Illustrated
The NFL has found no evidence that Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison used performance enhancing drugs, the league announced Wednesday.

The three players were under investigation after their names were linked to human growth hormone use in an Al Jazeera documentary released last year. Peyton Manning, who was also named in the report, was cleared by the NFL last month. The fifth NFL player named in the report is free-agent linebacker Mike Neal, whose case remains under review.

Former Jaguars running back slams NFL doctors, claims they ‘overlooked’ his injuries – For The Win
The former Jacksonville Jaguar now claims NFL doctors didn’t inform him just how bad those aforementioned injuries were. In a Twitter rant, he said league doctors “overlooked” what he suffered and that the NFL has denied him benefits.

Premier League teams spend record $1.5 billion in transfer window – Sports Illustrated
English Premier League clubs spent a record $1.53 billion during the summer transfer season, according to the BBC.

During the final day of the transfer window, teams spent £155 million ($203.76 million), breaking the previous record of £140 million set during the 2013 summer transfer window.


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