Initial reports were that the entire Pittsburgh Steelers football team would stay in the locker room during the national anthem for their game in Chicago after incendiary comments over the weekend from President Donald Trump regarding players who peacefully protest.
While most of the team did sit out "The Star-Spangled Banner," one member of the Steelers was not in the locker room: left tackle Alejandro Villanueva.
Villanueva, a former Army Ranger, was deployed to Afghanistan three times during his military career. Villanueva reached the rank of major before starting his NFL career in 2014.
Other teams around the league also participated in protests whether it was kneeling, standing and locking arms, or staying in the locker room during the national anthem.
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