Derek Jeter says he'd be OK with a player kneeling during the national anthem

Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter remains new to the position, but that isn't stopping him from addressing big issues.

Jeter was asked for his thoughts Wednesday on a player kneeling during the national anthem. He answered by stating he wouldn't have an issue with the act:

For more perspective on Jeter's answer, consider how he's openly talked before about the racism he experienced growing up biracial in the Midwest.

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has thus far been the only major-league player to demonstrate by kneeling during the anthem

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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