SO WHAT?!?! THE COACH SAID NOTHING ABOUT WHAT THE PLAYERS SHOULD DO. HE SAID HE DIDNT CARE IF THEY STOOD, KNEELED, OR ANYTHING. HE JUST DIDN'T WANT THE TEAM SPLIT UP, BECAUSE HE FELT BEING TOGETHER AND A TEAM WAS MORE IMPORTANT. THE ENTIRE TEAM DECIDED TO STAY IN THE LOCKER ROOM. VILLANUEVA DIDN'T. TOMLIN, HIS TEAMMATES... EVERYONE SAID THEY LOVE THE GUY, RESPECT THE GUY. TOMLIN JUST SAID HE WISHED THE WHOLE TEAM HAD DONE THE SAME THING SO IT WOULDNT BE A GIANT DISTRACTION FROM FOOTBALL, WHICH IT CLEARLY WAS. VILLANUEVA APOLOGIZED TO HIS TEAMMATES AND COACH, AND EXPLAINED IT WAS LARGELY A MISTAKE... HE GOT CAUGHT BEHIND SOMEONE GOING THROUGH THE TUNNEL. THAT'S IT. WTF hosting a dinner for Hillary Clinton has to do with a coach wanting his team to stay united and not distracted is beyond me. People are SO INSANELY desperate to make this something that it isn't. It is baffling to me. I genuinely believe that most of the people in this conversation haven't read Tomlin's or Villanueva's actual own words... and certainly not Villanueva's comments on Kaepernick or Trump. Christ almighty.