DeSean Jackson among four Redskins players to raise fist during anthem
Four Redskins players joined the growing movement of protesting before the national anthem on Sunday.
DeSean Jackson, Niles Paul, Greg Toler and Rashad Ross each raised their fists before Sunday’s game against the Giants.
Washington head coach Jay Gruden previously expressed displeasure with the protests.
“For three minutes, for us to take our helmet off and stand up and give respect is how we treat it here with the Redskins,” he said in August.
Elsewhere Sunday, Cam Newton wore a shirt with a Martin Luther King quote in warmups and several NFL media members tweeted their support of the protests.