DENVER — Denver’s police chief says he has talked to Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall about the player’s decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality.
Chief Robert White says he met with Marshall on Tuesday after being approached by Broncos management. The chief says he will offer Marshall the chance to ride along with police and watch “shoot, don’t shoot” training, which teaches officers to make split-second decisions during dangerous situations.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, one of Marshall’s college teammates, started the protest when he refused to stand for the anthem during preseason games and the season opener. Marshall took a knee during the anthem before Denver’s game Thursday night.