Broncos’ Brandon Marshall to meet with police chief over anthem protest

DENVER -- Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall plans to meet Tuesday with Denver police Chief Robert White.

They plan to talk about Marshall's controversial move to not stand during the playing of the national anthem before games.

Marshall has lost at lucrative endorsement deals because of his protest.

On Friday afternoon, Air Academy Federal Credit Union said it was ending its relationship with Marshall. And on Monday, CenturyLink terminated its contract with Marshall.  And a sporting goods store canceled his in-store appearance.

Marshall said he is not against the military and not against the police.

He took a knee during the singing of the anthem before the Broncos' regular-season opener against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

The backlash has also included a Broncos fan, who burned his jersey in front of team headquarters in Englewood.

But Marshall said he will not back down.

"I'm still doing what I believe in. It's not going to make me lose sleep," he said. "At the end of the day, I'm still going to play football but still do what I believe in.

"Everybody I talk to in the military, I know a lot of vets. People I see comment, they all support me. It's everybody else that don't support, people not in the military."