[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

That being said, none of the aforementioned white players protested themselves. But that changed last night during Monday Night Football preseason action between the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

Upwards of 12 Browns players knelt in a circle and prayed, while others stood with them in silent protest during the national anthem before the game. One of those players kneeling was the Browns’ white tight end, Seth DeValve, who explained his stance after the game last night.

“We took the opportunity to pray for our country and for the men and women in this country during that time,” DeValve said, as reported by Cleveland.com. “The United States is the greatest country in the world. It is because it provides opportunities to its citizens that no other country does. The issue is that it doesn’t provide equal opportunity to everybody. And I wanted to support my African-American teammates today who wanted to take a knee. We wanted to draw attention to the fact that there’s things in this country that still need to change.”

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

And it hits home with DeValve for another reason as well. The 24-year-old is married to a Black woman.

“I myself will be raising children that don’t look like me, and I want to do my part as well to do everything I can to raise them in a better environment than we have right now,” DeValve continued.

He further explained how the kneeling prayer in a circle during the anthem came about.

“Just the other day, guys started to talk about it,” DeValve said. “We should come up with something that we can do and try to get as many people involved to show that we support [Eagles safety] Malcolm Jenkins, [Seahawks defensive end] Michael Bennett, other guys around the league that are trying to use their platform and also doing things in the community to try to help and show we all want to try to come together as a nation and do better for ourselves.”

[NFL] Seth DeValve Kneels During Anthem

 

Last week, it was Bennett who called on white players to get involved, saying, it “would change the whole conversation.”

It seems like players such as Long, Bennett’s teammate Britt, Carr and most recently DeValve heard that call loud and clear.

SOURCE: BET

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

About MzOnPointPromo

Amanda Goldben, more commonly known as Mz. On Point has always had a love for music, growing up in a household filled with music. Over the years she found herself more involved behind the scenes, then in the spotlight. She realized she wanted to help other obtain their dreams not just live her own. After working in a professional office setting and capacity for over 10 years, it was time to find something new. She wanted to find something that would fully utilized her skills and abilities, while still allowing her to be not only the main provider but also caregiver for her daughter. Almost accidentally discovering her love for music and her business skills could be used together Mz. On Point knew this was she was meant to do and began her research and networking to build not only her business and brand, but also those of the artists and clients she would be helping along the way. In November 2012 she realized that online promotions, public relations, and brand exposure where her “nitch”, all those years of office experience and computer work were showing their true worth and potential became endless. In a few short year she has had the privilege of working with some very influential people within the industry. In January of 2013 she began with DJ Shalamar and became a part of Team Fuego and now handles most of Southern Fuego’s social media & promotions. Attending sometimes dozens of events a month Mz. On Point quickly made a name for her brand throughout Central Florida. Being sure to attend key networking events, and conferences to not only network but more importantly to expand her knowledge of the industry and perfect the services she offers. January 2014 Mz On Point had the privilege of becoming apart of the infamous and world renowned DJ coalition, Team Bigga Rankin & the Cool Running DJs. May 2015 Mz On Point was honored to learn that she had been chosen to receive the Hard Hitta Award at the the 7th Annual SCM Awards which took place in Memphis, Tennessee. While she wasn't able to make the trip to accept the award one of her mentors Bigga Rankin accepted it on her behalf.

Leave a Reply