Tina Becker is now one of the highest-ranking female executives of the NFL's 32 teams after being been named Chief Operating Officer with full control of the day-to-day management of the Carolina Panthers. Becker has filled a variety of positions in her 19 years with Carolina. Team owner Jerry Richardson will step down immediately.
The Seahawks chose not to come out for the national anthem Sunday at Tennessee after President Donald Trump's comments on NFL players that are making statements against treatment of minorities and inequality. Michael Bennett Bennett has been sitting during the anthem for six weeks and he called the unified action "revolutionary."
During President Donald Trump's speech at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 22, 2017, he said any player that sits during the national anthem is a "son of a bitch." The president also rescinded NBA champ Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House. Trump's comments ultimately led to more protests by NFL players, coaches and owners during the national anthem on Sept. 24, 2017.
During President Trump's speech at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 22, 2017, he said any player who sits during the national anthem is a "son of a bitch." Trump's comments ultimately led to protests by more than 200 NFL players, coaches and owners during national anthems before games Sept. 24.
"I think we came to a good decision and we stand by it," Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman said while talking to reporters about the decision for players to stay off the field during the national anthem before Sunday's game. The action came after President Trump made comments that angered some NFL players.