Rishard Matthews is following up his anthem demonstration by opening up his wallet.
The Tennessee Titans receiver announced Thursday he'll donate $75,000 to "organizations working in oppressed communities." Matthews declared earlier in the week he would be kneeling during the anthem until Donald Trump apologizes for comments ripping those who do so.
Matthews played with Colin Kaepernick in college at Nevada and his family also has strong military ties. His father served for 23 years and his brother was a marine who died in Afghanistan.
"I've actually had a lot of military people reach out to me to say, 'good job for standing up for your rights and people who don't have a voice,' and that they 'support me whether I decide to stand or kneel,'" Matthews said Wednesday, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN. "People keep using the military as a distraction. It's not anything about the military. It's about social injustice."