Broncos' Marshall to meet with Denver Police Chief Tuesday

Posted at 8:49 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 00:33:23-04

DENVER – Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall will meet with Denver’s police chief Tuesday to talk about his polarizing decision not to stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Marshall has attributed his actions to being in support of friend Colin Kaepernick, who started the movement of not standing during the anthem before NFL games to protest what he calls racial injustice across America and a disconnect between black communities and the police.

Marshall has lost several endorsements because of his actions – the latest coming Monday when he was dropped by CenturyLink and removed from an in-store appearance at a Colorado Springs sporting goods store.

“I’m not against the military, the police or America at all,” Marshall has said.

But an opportunity to meet with the chief of police of Colorado’s largest city was too good to pass up. Marshall solicited questions for his upcoming meeting with Chief Robert White, who is also black, from people on Twitter Monday evening.

Marshall also tweeted out a quote attributed to him saying he's "not here to respond to the hate" but rather "to spread love and positivity."

"Hate can't drive out hate. Only love can drive out hate," the quote continues.

Denver7 will have updates from the meeting after it happens.


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