Michael Bennett: NFL stars must step up, promote social change

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RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is calling on NFL players to follow the lead of some of their NBA and WNBA counterparts in using their influence to promote social change.

Bennett, who reported to training camp Saturday despite ongoing frustration with his contract status, put on a Black Lives Matter shirt before addressing the media.

“The women and WNBA have really stood up for what they want, and I think that it’s time for the players in the NFL,” said Bennett, referencing the WNBA players who recently wore black warm-up shirts following several shootings by and against police officers throughout the country.

“Our great players are sitting back just taking the dollars, whether it’s Cam Newton, all these guys. They’re not really on the forefront of trying to change what’s going on.”

Michael Bennett, Seahawks DE

“But a lot of things in the NFL are so broken. You don’t see

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