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2 more players cut from Albright College football team

Didn't follow 'team's shared commitment to unity'

READING, Pa. - Albright College has cut two more players from its football team.

"Our ongoing investigation has uncovered additional evidence from last Saturday’s football game, which demonstrates two additional players chose not to follow the team’s shared commitment to unity," Albright's president, Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, said in a statement on the college's website.  

The move, announced late Friday afternoon, comes days after sophomore and backup quarterback Gyree Durante was cut for not following a team decision to kneel during last Saturday's coin toss and to stand during the national anthem.

The two players cut Friday did not fully kneel when the team kneeled, said Fetrow.

"As before, these actions represent a failure to comply with [a] team decision, actions which carry consequences," Fetrow said.

The players's names were not released.

Albright's next game is set for October 21 at Stevenson University in Maryland.

"Going forward, if players are on the field or court when the anthem is played, all coaches will support their team players who choose to either stand or kneel during the anthem," Fetrow said.

Earlier this week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo to all 32 of his league's teams in an effort to end the controversy on the professional level.

"Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem," Goodell said.


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