Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, left, has been doing this since the first game of the preseason last month: sitting during the singing of the national anthem. Center Justin Britt, right, has been standing next to him to show support for Bennett’s statement against the treatment of minorities in this country.
Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, left, has been doing this since the first game of the preseason last month: sitting during the singing of the national anthem. Center Justin Britt, right, has been standing next to him to show support for Bennett’s statement against the treatment of minorities in this country. Elaine Thompson AP
Seahawks Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, left, has been doing this since the first game of the preseason last month: sitting during the singing of the national anthem. Center Justin Britt, right, has been standing next to him to show support for Bennett’s statement against the treatment of minorities in this country. Elaine Thompson AP
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Gregg Bell joined The News Tribune in July 2014. Bell had been the director of writing for the University of Washington's athletic department for four years. He was the senior national sports writer in Seattle for The Associated Press from 2005-10, covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season and beyond. He's also been The Sacramento Bee's beat writer on the Oakland Athletics and Raiders. The native of Steubenville, Ohio, is a 1993 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and a 2000 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.