Eagles Rookie Linebacker Myke Tavarres Rescinds Pledge to Sit for National Anthem
Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres told ESPN on Monday that he will join 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick in sitting for the National Anthem.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 29, 2016
Tavarres is vying for a position on the Eagles roster.
For some reason he thought this would not affect his chances of making the team.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres has decided to join Colin Kaepernick in sitting out the national anthem.
Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said he almost sat during the anthem ceremony preceding Saturday night’s game against the Colts in Indianapolis, and he plans to follow through when the Eagles host the New York Jets in their preseason finale Thursday night.
“Oh, I thought about it. Believe me, I definitely thought about it,” Tavarres said of sitting Saturday night. “And usually I’m front and center on the line with the rest of the guys, and that’s since pre-K all the way up. Saturday’s game, I stepped back, I was in the background, and it didn’t feel right to me at all, and so I will be taking a stand — or sitting down — for the fourth game.”
Tavarres is on the bubble to make the team.
This was not the brightest move.
Late Monday Tavarres backed out of his pledge to sit for the anthem and released this statement.
Tavarres says he will a different way to fight social injustice.