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Bills RB McCoy on stretching during anthem: "I would do it again"

When asked about stretching during the anthem before Sunday's game against Denver, Bills RB LeSean McCoy said he "would do it all over again." (WHAM photo)

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WHAM) - During a Wednesday news conference about the Buffalo Bills' upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons, the conversation centered around the pre-game kneeling of athletes during the National Anthem.

When asked about stretching during the anthem before Sunday's game against Denver, Bills RB LeSean McCoy said he "would do it all over again."

NFL players have been using the time during the anthem before kickoff to take a knee as a form of silent protest against police brutality and injustice against the African-American community in the U.S. The movement was started during the 2015-2016 NFL season by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

President Donald Trump brought the protest back into the media spotlight at a political rally Friday night, calling Kaepernick a "son of a b***" while referring to his protest, adding that he was disrespecting the American flag and the U.S. troops.

McCoy also called President Trump "a character" during the news conference.

13WHAM News will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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