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    Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers explains why he did not take the field with his teammates for Sunday's national anthem

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Proud and solitary, Carolina Panthers star Julius Peppers takes a stand in his own way

Julius Peppers stayed in the Panthers’ locker room as the national anthem played to protest racial inequality, President Trump’s remarks.

 

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Panthers stand for national anthem minus defensive end Julius Peppers

Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers was absent as his teammates stood along the team's sideline for the national anthem on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. Peppers did arrive on the sideline prior to kickoff though.
Jeff Siner jsiner@newsobserver.com
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