Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas, who took a knee several times last year during the national anthem, will be participating in a three week internship with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, who has supported players who kneel and has taken a knee herself on the House floor in support of Thomas and other players.
When President Trump tweeted criticism of those kneeling for the anthem in the 2017 football season, Thomas told reporters he did what he thought he needed to do to make a change.
You tried to make a change,'" Thomas said.
Thomas was quoted in a Miami Dolphins press release as being excited to get hands-on experience at a high level of politics, and to "connect with Congress in our ongoing efforts to create real change in our communities.
Los Angeles Chargers center guard Cole Toner will work with Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann will work with Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill, according to a NFL Players Association press release.