The study by University of Texas at Dallas researchers found 90 percent of black college students support players kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest. And all of the black students surveyed said players should not be punished by the NFL for kneeling.
By contrast, only 38 percent of non-black respondents believe kneeling during the anthem is appropriate.
Meanwhile, less than a third (29 percent) of non-black respondents agreed with the 100 percent of black students who said NFL owners shouldn’t punish protesters.
The study, published last week online in the academic journal Deviant Behavior, involved 299 undergraduate students surveyed in September.
One of the study’s co-authors, UT-Dallas criminology professor Alex Piquero, called the results “striking.”
Sherman went down in the second half of what felt like a bittersweet win for Seattle, which beat Arizona despite being out-gained by two total yards, 290-288. Russell Wilson, who entered Week 10 leading the NFC in passing yards and fourth-quarter passer rating, again was the hero for Seahawks. The Seattle quarterback completed 22 of 32 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns for a 111.2 rating.
The earliest Gordon can be placed on the active roster is Nov. 27, though the Browns are not obligated to activate him from the Commissioner’s Exempt list until Dec. 4. The team could release Gordon at any time.
The second-quarter catch from Blaine Gabbert gave Fitzgerald five receptions for 65 yards and he needed only 62 to pass Gonzalez. Fitzgerald and Gonzalez, who retired following the 2013 season with 15,127 yards, are two of just six players in NFL history with at least 15,000 yards. Jerry Rice, the all-time leader with 22,895 yards, is the only player in the top five currently in the Hall of Fame.