Panthers coach Ron Rivera defends Colin Kaepernick’s right to sit, doesn’t endorse it

Speaking after Monday’s practice, Rivera said its San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s First Amendment right to sit in protest during the national anthem, which Kaepernick has done for each of the three exhibitions and plans to do for the foreseeable future. But Rivera said Kaepernick has that right because of the servicemen and women who have sacrificed before him.

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Coach Rivera caught off guard by military jet flyover

Panthers coach Ron Rivera was surprised as A-10 “Warthog” fighter planes were buzzed Bank of America Stadium.
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Coach Rivera caught off guard by military jet flyover 0:32

Coach Rivera caught off guard by military jet flyover

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Ann Clark: What CMS parents need to know

Ron Rivera on Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem 1:03

Ron Rivera on Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem

Military jet buzzes Bank of America Stadium 0:08

Military jet buzzes Bank of America Stadium

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