Chicago Bears’ Jordan Lucas admits that he was “scared” to take a knee in 2016 throughout his rookie yr. however on Tuesday he stated he “110 %” plans to kneel this season.
“My rookie yr, as lots of you’ll be able to most likely guess, I used to be scared to kneel,” Lucas stated throughout a Zoom name, in response to the Chicago Tribune. “I didn’t wish to lose my place on the group. I didn’t wish to be checked out otherwise by the entrance workplace or my coaches simply because I didn’t have a reputation, I didn’t actually have a spot on the group. I didn’t wish to lose something. I simply obtained there, what I’m saying?”
He continued: “I believe lots of people are seeing now that it’s a lot greater than the flag and disrespecting the flag. We’re not disrespecting the flag nor the navy, and I believe persons are actually beginning to perceive that now.”
The 26-year-old security can be at a special level in his profession now.
Recent off his first Tremendous Bowl win with the Kansas City Chiefs and newly signed with the Bears, Lucas stated “110 % I plan to kneel.”
Lucas recommended NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for coming ahead and issuing an apology concerning the league’s dealing with of the preliminary protests however says there must be “motion.”
“I believe (Goodell’s video) was good,” he stated. “I believe it was what the world wanted to listen to from the NFL. But it surely wasn’t sufficient. And I say that to solely say this: Colin Kaepernick nonetheless must be addressed so as to make it proper.”