Sport Division III Albright cuts player for kneeling during anthem

18:42  11 october  2017
18:42  11 october  2017 Source:   ap.org

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A college football team has cut a player for kneeling during the national anthem before a game. Gyree Durante, a sophomore at Albright College in Reading, Pa., was a backup quarterback for the school's Division III football team — until he took a knee while "The Star-Spangled Banner" played

III player cut for kneeling during anthem . Albright College is a private liberal arts school with an enrollment of about 1,700 students. Its athletics teams compete in the Division III Eastern College Athletic Conference.

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Sophomore Gyree Durante took a knee before Saturday's game. He says he was "taught you fight for what you believe in and you don't bow to anyone."

Professional and college football players and athletes in other sports have been kneeling or protesting during the anthem. The movement was started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last season over his view of police mistreatment of black males.

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A football player from Division III school Albright College was cut from the team after he took a knee during the playing of the national anthem last week. "The football team made a team-wide decision to both kneel during the coin toss and stand during the national anthem ," the spokeswoman said to

A Division III football player has been dismissed from his team for kneeling during the national anthem before a game last weekend. Gyree Durante, a backup quarterback at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania

The school says Durante was cut because he violated a team decision to show unity by kneeling during the coin toss, but standing during the anthem.

The school says the players understood there could be consequences for anyone that didn't support the team's decision.

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READING, Pa. — A football player who was offered reinstatement after being cut from the team at Division III Albright College in Pennsylvania says he will not rejoin the team. Sophomore Gyree Durante tells The Reading Eagle some players lost trust in him, and he does not think it would be good for him to be back on the team.Durante was dropped after he took a knee while the anthem was playing during a game against Delaware Valley. The school's president announced an offer of reinstatement Monday after an ongoing review of the details surrounding the game.

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