"Neither Muhammad Ali nor Colin Kaepernick went out looking for a protest. It came to them," Mr. Kellerman said. "You do not have to stand for the national anthem, and even if it was a rule that you [must stand], is that Colin Kaepernick injecting politics in the NFL? No. That's the NFL injecting politics by playing the national anthem and putting pressure on you to stand for it in the first place."
Black Lives Matter as an organization and movement has now put out a political platform, which includes ideas that maybe someone like Aaron Rodgers or others, white or black, wouldn't be comfortable supporting," Mr. Kellerman said.