Exclusive: Miami Dolphins, kneeling players held private forum with local leaders

By: Andy Slater

The Miami Dolphins held a private forum at their camp in Davie on Tuesday to address the issues raised by four players who protested during the national anthem. 

Arian Foster, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, and Jelani Jenkins were present, along with local police chiefs, and several high school football coaches, including Ice Harris (Booker T. Washington), Chris Merritt (Columbus) and Luther Campbell, aka Uncle Luke.

Mike Tannenbaum, Dan Marino, Tom Garfinkel, and Jason Taylor were also in the room.

The two-hour forum was initiated by the four players, I was told.

Campbell, part of the forum, should provide details when he co-host's my show at 2 p.m. Wednesday on 940 WINZ and iHeartRadio.

Last week, Campbell offered his thoughts to the four players.

Before the Dolphins-Patriots game last week in Foxborough, Jenkins decided to end his protest and did not kneel during the national anthem. It remains to be seen, however, if Foster, Stills, and Thomas will follow Jenkins after Tuesday's forum. 

The Dolphins play the Browns Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hard Rock Stadium.

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