Another company has decided to part ways with Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall.
Marshall indicated on Monday that he has lost a second endorsement deal after he kneeled down during the national anthem just before the Broncos’ season opener against the Carolina Panthers.
The linebacker, however, is still going to stand up for what he believes in despite his financial losses.
“I just lost another endorsement,” Marshall said, according to ESPN. “But it’s not going to make me lose any sleep. … I understand there will be things that come up, criticism and support. I just have to do what I think is right.”
The Air Academy Federal Credit Union ended its relationship with Marshall shortly after Denver’s Week 1 win. Marshall confirmed on Monday that CenturyLink follow suit.
On Tuesday, Marshall plans on meeting with Denver’s Chief of Police, Robert C. White, and with members of Denver’s police union, the 2012 fifth-round draft pick told reporters.
The fifth-year linebacker confirmed that he’s received messages on both sides of the fence regarding his stance.
“Absolutely, a lot of it is military based because I read a lot of the comments that say ‘stay up for the people that fought for your right to stand,’ but then the people that I talk to that are in the military say ‘I fought for your right to stand or sit, I fought for all your rights so I support you,'” Marshall said. “Everybody doesn’t believe that, but some people who actually serve this country do believe that.'”
Marshall and Colin Kaepernick were former teammates at the University of Nevada. The two talked on the phone following Thursday night’s game.
“I talked to Colin Kaepernick and he said that he appreciated what I did,” Marshall said. “… He said he was trying to get some things in place that would change some laws … donating to organizations doing work at the ground level. One of my endgames [is] I will try to create a program that goes with that as well.”