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I plan on sitting down. Like I said, I'll continue to do what I've been doing. The consequences are the consequences.feedback
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NEW Oct 18 2017
This page is completely dedicated to what Michael Bennett has to say. All of Michael Bennett’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Michael Bennett came from an article called Michael Bennett says he’ll continue to sit during anthem despite NFL’s preference: “I think the first step to even being able to even have a conversation is to make sure that Colin Kaepernick gets an opportunity to play in the NFL.”.
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Sep 07 2017

It sucks that in the country that we live in now, sometimes you get profiled for the color of your skin. It's a tough situation for me. Do I think every police officer is bad? No, I don't believe that. Do I believe there's some people out there that judge people on the color of their skin? I do believe that.feedback

Sep 06 2017

The system failed me. I can only imagine what Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Charleena Lyles felt.feedback

Sep 06 2017

Several hundred people heard what sounded like gun shots, . A police officer ordered me to get on the ground. As I laid on the ground, complying with his commands to not move, he placed his gun near my head and warned me that if I moved he would 'blow my fucking head off.' Terrified and confused by what was taking place, a second Officer came over and forcefully jammed his knee into my back making it difficult for me to breathe. They then cinched the handcuffs on my wrists so tight that my fingers went numb.feedback

Sep 06 2017

Las Vegas police officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time.feedback

Sep 06 2017

It actually brought tears to my eyes to see people fighting and having to hate for somebody because of their color. It would take a white player to really get things changed.feedback

Aug 18 2017

It would take a white player to really get things changed, because when somebody from the other side understands and they step up and they speak up about it ... it would change the whole conversation. Because when you bring somebody who doesn't have to be a part of [the] conversation making himself vulnerable in front of it, I think when that happens, things will really take a jump.feedback

Aug 18 2017

I just want to see people have the equality that they deserve. And I want to be able to use this platform to continuously push the message of that.feedback

Aug 18 2017

First of all, I want people to understand that I love the military. My father's in the military. I love hot dogs like any other American. I love football like any other American. But I don't love segregation. I don't love riots or oppression.feedback

Aug 16 2017

People make this divide, like I'm trying to disrespect the military. And they come to me and say this is what they're fighting for. It just touched my heart.feedback

Aug 16 2017

Instead of just inspiring them to be athletes, we can inspire them to be change makers.feedback

Aug 16 2017

I just want people to understand that no matter what, we need to stay together.feedback

Aug 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

If we want to get anything done, we need white athletes to stand alongside us. It can't just be our voices, our burden.feedback

Aug 14 2017

Of course I'm going to face backlash. This is bigger than me. This is bigger than football. This is bigger than anything that we have any different. This is about people. This is about bringing opportunities to people, giving people equality. This is bigger than a sport.feedback

Aug 14 2017

With everything that's been going on the last couple of months and especially after the last couple of days, seeing everything in Virginia, seeing what's going on out there earlier today in Seattle, I just wanted to be able to use my platform to be able to continue to speak over injustice. First of all, I want people to understand I love the military. My father was in the military. I love hot dogs like any other American. I love football like any other American, but I don't love segregation. I don't love riots. I don't love oppression. I don't love gender slander.feedback

Aug 13 2017

There's been guys who have criminal records, guys who have been accused of murder, guys who have been accused of rape and domestic violence who are still in the NFL. It's crazy to see this guy not have an opportunity in the NFL. It's just weird. I mean, some quarterbacks, as we all know, shouldn't be playing, but they are and this guy is sitting on the side. We all know why. It's just hard to fathom that he's not having a job this year.feedback

Aug 13 2017

It's going to take the organization. I think the players have spoken up enough. I think the media has spoken up. It just takes the ownership for someone to say we want this guy in our locker room. I think a lot of teams, like we said before, were really affected by what he did and what he did this year. It wasn't criminal.feedback

Jun 28 2017

If a trigger event occurs, instead of repaying the bond in full, some or all of the principal is transferred to the PEF trust fund. So essentially the investors are acting like insurance companies. The objective of offering the risk in both forms is that the bonds and swaps appeal to different types of investors, and therefore … we are creating the broadest possible investor pool for this risk.feedback

Jun 28 2017

In the end about 11,000 people died in that pandemic and it's estimated that the cost to the countries most affected – Guinea, Liberia and Sierre Leone - was about $2.8 billion.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Obviously, there's the elephant in the room why Kaepernick isn't signed, and most people know why. I've said this several times and I'm not afraid to say it: I think race and politics in sports is something people don't want to hear about, nor do people want to be a part of. If he feels that this is not the right situation because we have a starting quarterback, then that's his choice. I think he's able to have that choice because he's shown that he's of a winning pedigree. He wants to make sure he doesn't have that competition behind his quarterback. I think it's justifiable.feedback

Jun 15 2017

I think the league is built on middle America, and most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd. That's just the truth of it. I think race is not something that the NFL wants to be a part of or get behind. But the league is predominantly African-American.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Women

So the issue that he's dealing with is what we're all dealing with. We all come from the inner city or we've been a part of communities where we felt like we've been judged because of the color of our skin or who we like or if a woman -- any issue to deal with. We've all been dealing with it with someone in our family.feedback

Jun 15 2017

I think the title is just a title to start a conversation so people want to read it. The book I'm focusing on is issues that I see that are important in America, and they are my views and opinion. This is my story, my journey, my thoughts on sports, my thoughts on issues in America, my thoughts on women's equality, different issues like that.feedback

Jun 15 2017

I don't know what factors into the Seahawks not signing him. I know the Seahawks were the only team that stepped up and gave him the opportunity to [visit]. So that says a lot about the organization.feedback

Jun 14 2017

Russell relates best to me by just being himself. I think as a human being, you accept the person for who they are. You don't try to change them. You don't make them who you want to make them, who you want them to be. A person that reveals themselves for who they are is who you accept them to be. Russell has revealed himself to me as a great person of great character, a person that gives back and a great leader. Also a great player.feedback

Jun 14 2017

On a team with competitive people, there are going to be issues that are going to happen. There's just a lot of alpha males running around, but everybody supports Russell Wilson. We can't win a game without Russell Wilson. Russell Wilson is a top-five quarterback in the NFL. We cannot win a game without a guy like that.feedback

May 16 2017

I think that Kaepernick getting the opportunity to be on our team would be really cool, would really be a good place for him because you have a coach like coach [Pete] Carroll who is up for challenges like that. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. You've got players on your team that give back in the community. You've got Russell Wilson who shows that our team is built around community. So this is a perfect place for him.feedback

May 16 2017

I think a person that's dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn't you want that type of leadership in your locker room? Why wouldn't you want a young person that's dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don't know why people feel like that is a problem. I think he would be very good in our locker room. I don't know why he wouldn't. I think we all talk about the same issues. It's just that he had the courage to be able to step up, and I get it.feedback

May 16 2017

I think you look at the things he's done over the years, on this team, we're a running-based offense and [to] be able to play the [read] option would give him a lot of opportunities to be able to be a featured player in the NFL again. I think we've got a great system, great players, and we've got Russell, who's won a lot of games too. So it'd be good for him.feedback

Jan 03 2017

"That surprises me a lot because you don't see a lot of running backs in the NFL, there's a couple of them but right now he's really, really good,". "He does a lot of great things. Even in the pass protection game he steps up and he does a great job of protection.". "I'm not surprised he's the starter right now because of all the great things that he's doing".feedback

Jan 03 2017

"He got the weirdest looking body but he can always make plays,". "I always think he looks like a bird. I can never understand how that body does what it does.".feedback

Jan 03 2017

"The running back, man, there's not many white running backs in the NFL but he has to be the best right now,". "He's doing such a great job of cutbacks and hitting the hole. He's a really good back. I know all the stuff he did in college, three straight seasons of 2,000 yards. I don't care where you at, if you can do that, you have got amazing talent.".feedback

Oct 16 2016

If you're big in the NFL, you just line up and play. Why do you have to cut somebody?feedback

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