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Tommy Chalk

Tommy Chalk is a sports writer at The Washington Times. Prior to joining The Times in September of 2016, Tommy covered the NHL and NFL for FOX Sports. A 2014 graduate from the University of Maryland, Tommy worked as a freelance writer covering advanced statistics within the NHL and NFL, writing analytical articles for The Washington Post and SB Nation blog Japers' Rink. Additionally, Tommy has sports reporting experience from his time with The Post Game and The University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism's Capital News Service.

He can be reached at tchalk@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Tommy Chalk

From left, Miami Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills, kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

Protest of national anthem spreads past NFL

In a society obsessed with memes gone viral, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's stand — rather, his "sit" -- for civil rights was probably destined to take off — and over the weekend, from high school fields to college stadiums to NFL palaces across the country, it did. Published September 12, 2016