Art Rooney II responds to Steelers National Anthem decision

Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II addressed his team’s decision to not be on the field for the playing of the National Anthem prior to Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Bears. 

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Statement from #Steelers President Art Rooney II: pic.twitter.com/V6rCVvmofD

— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 24, 2017

Alejandro Villanueva, a military veteran, was the only Steelers’ player to be on the field during the National Anthem, while Mike Tomlin was joined by several of his coaches while his players waited in the locker room.