Colin Kaepernick has sent shockwaves throughout the NFL after sitting down during the national anthem in protest. Robert Griffin III has also decided to protest by sitting down, except he’ll be doing so while the games are taking place.
“I’m gonna slide, sit, and take the loss of yards until I see some real change,” said Griffin. “I could stay up and move the ball down the field if I wanted to. I just need to get more comfortable in the pocket, I mean, get more comfortable with society.”
Considering how often opposing defenses are putting RGIII on the ground anyway, the protest is really more of a formality. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam supported his quarterback, and claimed he doesn’t understand why Kaepernick is the one getting all the attention.
“We’re the Browns,” Haslam said. “Our quarterbacks have been sitting down since 1946! At this point, we’re less of a football team and more of a civil rights organization.”