Tennessee Titans Star Jurrell Casey Says He Plans on Protesting During the Anthem Next Season
Jurrell Casey doesn’t care about getting fined
Two months ago, the NFL announced that it would be fining players who protested during the national anthem. It is a drastic attempt to stop more Colin Kaepernicks from popping up.
So far, it doesn’t seem like that strategy is going to work.
In an interview with CNN, Tennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey revealed that he would be protesting during the national anthem next season.
And Casey said he really doesn’t care about the fine.
Casey, who was at an event promoting a Titans vs. Chargers game that will take place at Wembley Stadium in October, said:
I’m going to take a fine this year, why not?…I’m going to protest during the flag. That’s what I’m going to say now…It is what it is, I ain’t going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it’s going to be.
Casey is no scrub either. The defensive end is coming off of three straight Pro-Bowl appearances with the Titans.
Casey also gave his views on Colin Kaepernick, who he believes should be in the NFL.
I think he definitely deserves it. For all these trash quarterbacks you see that get a shot, that come in and sit on the bench all day, you got a starting quarterback that’s out there that can go out there and play. You know he has the skill set to be a starting quarterback, and you hold him out just because he is speaking his mind. At the end of the day it speaks (volumes) on what these people really think about you.
Casey has protested during the national anthem in the past. Last season he held a fist up during the anthem. The upcoming NFL season is sure to be a doozy.