A.J. Green explains why Bengals stood for anthem

  • Gabriel Burns
1:29 p.m Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 Journal-News Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green walks back to the sideline after the ball is thrown away on a fourth-down play during their 20-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Sept. 10 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

On a day when many NFL players knelt during the national anthem, the Bengals stood.

Players took a knee during the anthem across the league on Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s criticism. Some teams did not take the field during the anthem.

The Bengals elected to stand together. Star receiver A.J. Green explained why, citing team unity.