Jets and Bills Remain in the Locker Room During Anthem


The New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills also elected to remain indoors.

The decision of the two New York teams to no-show the anthem is not surprising, though it is definitely extra disappointing given the fact that New York just finished commemorating the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Nineteen years ago, the Bills, Jets, and the rest of the league, went to great lengths to honor the flag and the police, firemen, and first responders who raced into danger to save people on that day. It would have been very hard indeed to explain to anyone 19 years ago, that two days after the 19th anniversary, two teams from the state most impacted by those attacks would choose to remain in their locker rooms for the anthem.