Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins waits in tunnel during national anthem for 3rd straight week


For the third straight week, Malcolm Jenkins on Thursday night waited in the tunnel during the playing of the national anthem.

(NBC Sports Philadelphia)

The Eagles’ safety has halted his demonstrations during the national anthem for the time being, but has chosen to not stand on the field. Jenkins had been protesting racial and social inequality and police brutality in the United States. 

Jenkins last raised his fist during the preseason opener on Aug. 9. 

Jenkins began raising his fist during the anthem as a silent protest back in 2016, but stopped late last season after he was encouraged by the NFL’s actions. 

But this offseason, the NFL instituted an anthem policy, stating players must either stand respectfully or wait inside. For now, penalties for demonstrations are on hold as the NFL and NFLPA have discussions. 

Michael Bennett, who had been waiting out the national anthem the last few weeks, wasn’t seen during the anthem, nor on the sideline at the start of the game. 

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