Eric Reid RUMORS & NEWS

  • Eric Reid: Jed York said he’s “not going to force us” to stand for anthem

    Sacramento Bee "NFL owners will meet next week to discuss how they should handle player protests during the national anthem, but Eric Reid on Wednesday said he's received assurance from 49ers CEO Jed York that he and teammates won't be forced to stand. "I’ve talked to Jed," said Reid, who is the 49ers' union..." October 11

  • 49ers' Eric Reid: VP Pence leaving Colts game due to anthem protest was 'PR stunt'

    CBS Sports "San Francisco safety Eric Reid has been kneeling during the national anthem since last season to protest social injustice. On Sunday, some 49ers players knelt during the anthem ahead of the game against the Colts, which prompted Vice President Mike Pence to leave Lucas Oil Stadium and issue this..." October 09

  • Eric Reid hopes NFL players can refocus on initial goal of Colin Kaepernick's protests

    ESPN "More than a year since San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid and former quarterback Colin Kaepernick first began kneeling during the national anthem as a silent protest of racial inequality in the United States, they believe that their original message has been lost in translation. As nearly..." September 28

  • Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee

    New York Times "In early 2016, I began paying attention to reports about the incredible number of unarmed black people being killed by the police. The posts on social media deeply disturbed me, but one in particular brought me to tears: the killing of Alton Sterling in my hometown Baton Rouge, La. This could have..." September 25

  • Niners' Eric Reid to miss several weeks

    NFL.com "When 49ers safety Eric Reid went down with 4:39 to go in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks, it had the look of a devastating non-contact injury. Head coach Kyle Shanahan called it a PCL injury on Monday that would not need surgery. On Tuesday morning, NFL Network Insider..." September 19

  • Eric Reid changed mind about anthem protests after talking to Kaepernick

    NFL.com "San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid said earlier this month he wasn't planning to kneel during the national anthem before games this season. Prior to Sunday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, he changed his mind. Television cameras showed him taking a knee as teammates..." August 28

  • 49ers safety Eric Reid takes knee for national anthem after all

    ESPN "After the racially charged events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month, San Francisco 49ers strong safety Eric Reid said he still did not plan to resume kneeling during the national anthem in protest of racial inequality in the United States. Upon further..." August 28