Anthem-protesting NFL player's antics get him traded

A young, talented cost-controlled defensive back has been traded by the Kansas City Chiefs and many who cover the NFL say part of the reason was his failure to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner at games during the 2017 season.

Marcus Peters, who was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2015 draft, was shipped to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick this year and a second-round draft pick next year.

The return is considered a pittance considering Peters’s talent, and the fact that the team that has his rights can control his salary cost for his first six years in the NFL.

“Seems like the Rams got a heck of a deal for a 25-year-old turnover-creating machine who’s been named to two Pro Bowls in his three seasons and was All-Pro in 2016,” wrote NFL reporter Peter King of Sports Illustrated.