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. He said he stayed in the locker room because of remarks last week by President Trump. “I felt like he attacked our brothers — my brothers in the league, so I felt it was appropriate to stand up for them…,” Peppers said after the game. Read more
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