“I can’t stand for the national anthem,” Bennett, who is 31 and in his ninth NFL season, told CNN on Tuesday. “I can’t stand right now. I’m not going to be standing until I see the equality and freedom.”…

“I grew up around that, listening and remembering those things, and thinking about Charlottesville brought back those memories,” Bennett said. “It actually brought tears to my eyes to see people fighting and having to hate for somebody because of their color. I couldn’t believe it took (President Donald Trump) 48 hours to respond. I thought he would have responded within seconds. And when he came on, I thought he should have handled it just as fast as when he’s tweeting about Russia or something.”