As the Bears try to sort through individual and team options to protest racial inequality, new safety Jordan Lucas is already set on what he wants to do.
Lucas, who signed as a free agent this offseason, said Tuesday he “110 percent” plans to kneel during the national anthem.
“In 2016, my rookie year, as many of you can probably guess, I was scared to kneel,” he said. “I didn’t want to lose my position on the team. I didn’t want to be looked at differently, just by the front office or the coaches just because I didn’t have a name. I didn’t really have a spot on the team. I didn’t want to lose anything. I just got there.
“But I think a lot of people are seeing now that it’s much bigger than the flag and disrespecting the flag. We’re not disrespecting the flag, nor the military. I think people are really starting to understand that now.”
No Bears player has kneeled during the national anthem since Colin Kaepernick started the protest movement in August 2016.