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David Haugh: Michael Bennett's words, actions on anthem protest too important to ignore

When NFL players Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch sit during the national anthem, the only danger comes in becoming desensitized to the protests.

So many fans still fatigued by the Colin Kaepernick controversy want to turn away, disinterested in anything a player does until it affects their fantasy football team or weekend wager. So many people want players to worry only about football the same way they prefer columnists and talk-show hosts stick to sports.

This is the wrong week to make that plea, especially given Bennett's eloquence in the wake

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