New reports say that the Pittsburgh Steelers will not participate in today's national anthem.
The team's head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters today that the team will stay in the locker room. However, he said that the decision is not in protest to the national anthem.
"We're not going to play politics," said Tomlin, "We're football players, we're football coaches. We're not participating in the anthem today. Not to be disrespectful to the anthem, to remove ourselves from the circumstance".Here is #Steelers HC Mike Tomlin telling CBS the teams decision to stay in the locker room for the Anthem. (via CBS) pic.twitter.com/lLNt1Djt62-- NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 24, 2017 The Steelers take on the Chicago Bears today at 10:00 a.m. More