A team official confirmed the news, which was first reported by CBS’ Jamie Erdahl, who spoke to coach Mike Tomlin before the game.
“We’re not going to play politics,” Tomlin told Erdahl. “We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating in the anthem today — not to be disrespectful to the anthem, but to remove ourselves from the circumstance.
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SOURCE: ESPN, by Jeremy Fowler