National Anthem

Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem before Sunday's home game against the New York Giants, Oct. 7, 2018.
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Recently-signed Panther Eric Reid dropped to one knee moments before the playing of the national anthem Sunday in Bank of America Stadium.

The Carolina Panthers made a strong statement in Sunday’s victory over Cincinnati. Another strong statement was recently made by the Panthers’ new owner that stood out to WFAE’s Tommy Tomlinson for several reasons.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith believes the NFL "dropped the ball" with its new policy that forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the national anthem.