The Green Bay Packers had three players sit down in protest during today's national anthem before their game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks (a Milwaukee native) and defensive back Kevin King all chose to sit down during the anthem.
Most Packers and Bengals stood and locked their arms in solidarity during the anthem.
When asked about the protests and whether the team met about the issue, Packers defensive lineman Dean Lowry told WTMJ's Greg Matzek "nothing too deliberate. Coach McCarthy told the team that 'Whatever you do, be behind us.' "
As for the locked arms gesture, "it was a good show of solidarity," said Lowry.
"It shows the solidarity, the closeness our team has. We're on the same page."