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9 Seahawks sit during national anthem

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Seattle Seahawks players, including defensive end Michael Bennett, third from left, sit during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks players, including defensive end Michael Bennett, third from left, sit during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
SEATTLE (AP) -

Nine Seattle Seahawks players sat on the bench during the national anthem before Sunday's game against Indianapolis.

Defensive end Michael Bennett continued his stance of sitting during the anthem, but was joined by the entire Seahawks defensive line and linebacker Michael Wilhoite.

The linemen who sat were Bennett, Cliff Avril, Frank Clark, Sheldon Richardson, Marcus Smith, Jarran Reed, Garrison Smith and Nazair Jones.

Offensive linemen Justin Britt and Oday Aboushi stood next to the sitting players.

There were scattered boos when the anthem ended and the players stood. Last week Seattle remained in the locker room during the anthem.

The Colts all stood on the sideline with arms interlocked during the anthem.

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