Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey of the Tennessee Titans doesn’t plan to bend to the NFL’s new anthem policy. He intends to protest social injustice and police brutality his way during the 2018 season.
Casey, coming off three straight Pro-Bowl appearances with the Titans, is the most prominent player so far to state his intention to flout the new NFL rules which dictate that players must either “stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem” or remain out of public view in the locker room.
The 28-year-old signed a $60.4 million, four-year extension with the Titans in 2017, including $40 million of it guaranteed, according to the NFL. He should have plenty of fine money.
Jurrell Casey (@Jurrellc) has landed in London. #TitanUp
The @NFLUK promo tour is underway. 🇬🇧🏈 pic.twitter.com/Qego5HopSG
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) July 17, 2018