CHICAGO -- The Pittsburgh Steelers will remain in their locker room during the national anthem prior to their game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field in response to President Donald Trump's comments.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS Sports that the choice to keep his team off the field during the anthem was not to be disrespectful. He said the decision was made to "remove ourselves from the circumstance" because "people shouldn't have to choose."
"These are very divisive times times for our country," Tomlin said in the interview with CBS. "For us as a football team, it's about remaining solid."