Michael sat on a bench as The Star-Spangled Banner played before the Seahawks’ opener against the Green Bay Packers, while teammate Justin Britt put a hand on his shoulder.
His brother, Martellus, a tight end for the Packers, stood at the end of the Green Bay bench with his right fist raised in the air in a black power salute.
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The move comes just two weeks after Michael was detained on a Las Vegas street for about 10 minutes by police who were investigating gunshots in the area.
The Pro Bowl defensive end, who was handcuffed on the ground, announced earlier Wednesday morning on Twitter that he is considering a civil rights lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metro Police.
In a note addressed ‘Dear World’, Michael claimed police picked him out of a crowd that was running away from the sound of gunshots. Ultimately, he explained, those officers threatened to ‘blow my f****** head off’.
According to Michael, he was returning to his hotel from T-Mobile Arena with ‘several hundred’ other people, when everyone heard what sounded like gunshots.
The pack of people ran for safety, he explained, which is when a nearby police officer ordered him to get to the ground before putting a gun near his head and threatening to kill him.