University of Tulsa football player kneels during National Anthem Saturday in Columbus

Posted at 10:09 PM, Sep 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 16:41:13-04

TULSA -- The University of Tulsa released a statement after one of the Golden Hurricane's players took a knee during the National Anthem Saturday. 

Following a team prayer at Saturday's game in Columbus, Keanu Hill continued to kneel as the national anthem played, according to a statement from the University.

Read TU's full statement below.

"Following the Tulsa team prayer at Saturday’s football game in Columbus, student-athlete Keanu Hill continued to kneel as the National Anthem was played. A university setting is a place of free expression and open discussion of differing perspectives and opinions, however the actions of one do not speak for an entire group and – in this instance – not for The University of Tulsa Athletics. The National Anthem and salute to the flag are ways we show thanks for our freedom and respect for the men and women who have served our country."

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