Suh says he has 'respect' for Kaepernick's protest

49ers quarterback refuses to stand for national anthem

Ndamukong Suh prepares for the Dolphins opener
Ndamukong Suh prepares for the Dolphins opener

DAVIE, Fla. – Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh addressed several topic on Monday, including Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem.

The 49ers quarterback refused to stand for the Anthem to protest what he views as injustices in this country.

"You've got to respect the man's opinion, as well as his actions," Suh said. "I definitely understand where he's coming from and him choosing to do what he did."

When asked if thinks players should speak out more, Suh said, "I think it's an individual's choice. At the same time, I think a lot of (us have a duty) as leaders, especially with young kids, to make good, proper announcement if you feel the need to. I think that's what (Kapernick) is doing. I support him in that and, for me, I just have to move forward and go with the punches."

Suh said he's impressed with the renovations to Hard Rock Stadium.

"It's a beautiful stadium," he said. "I think the fans will be very excited about the Jumbotrons -- obviously, there are four amazing ones in there. Hard Rock Stadium is going to be a rocking place, in my opinion."

Suh would not specifically address his ankle injury.

He simply said, "You'll have to ask coach."

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