The former Green Beret who advised Colin Kaepernick to kneel before the pre-game national anthem while protesting police brutality and social injustice in 2016 addressed Drew Brees' controversial comments about that practice. 

Nate Boyer, a long snapper for the University of Texas following his Army service who played for the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 preseason, told 97.3 The Fan in San Diego:

"I'll just speak on the Drew Brees thing really quickly – he's a really good dude, man. He does a lot for the city of New Orleans, for the community, whether it's post-Katrina or helping secure voting rights for formerly incarcerated people in Louisiana – he helped lead that charge with some of the Saints' players. Even what he said in his response, well, he said what he said, so I don't know what he meant exactly. But I absolutely don't think he meant to ostracize himself or make this issue about something that it's not.