• Transcript: Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva explains anthem 'ordeal'

    26 days ago - By ESPN


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  • Steelers' Roethlisberger, Villanueva regret team's anthem protest for different reasons

    26 days ago - By The Washington Post

    Ben Roethlisberger said he wished Pittsburgh approached its decision to skip the anthem differently, while Alejandro Villanueva, who stood alone outside the tunnel, said it happened by mistake and apologized to his team.
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  • Steelers lineman and Army veteran who stood by himself for the anthem explains how the incident happened, apologizes for 'ordeal'

    Steelers lineman and Army veteran who stood by himself for the anthem explains how the incident happened, apologizes for 'ordeal'

    26 days ago - By Business Insider

    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva gained notoriety on Sunday when he stood by himself for the national anthem while the rest of the team waited in the locker room tunnel.
    Villanueva, an Army veteran who served three terms in Afghanistan, became something of the face of people opposed to anthem protests and was the best-selling NFL jersey by Monday.
    However, the incident seemed to confuse some teammates, who believed the team had all agreed to stand in the tunnel together. Head coach Mike Tomlin had said he wanted the team to have 100% participation with whatever...
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  • Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva ‘embarrassed' by lone-wolf act

    Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva ‘embarrassed' by lone-wolf act

    26 days ago - By New York Post

    The Pittsburgh Steelers “butchered” attempts to appear unified by sitting out the national anthem Sunday, the lone player to appear on the field revealed Monday. “This national anthem ordeal has been out of control, and there's a lot of blame on myself,” lineman Alejandro Villanueva said Monday. “Obviously we butchered it. Unfortunately, I threw [my...
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  • Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem

    Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva 'embarrassed' he stood alone for national anthem

    26 days ago - By Sporting News

    The Steelers' tackle became a hero to many when he stood alone for the national anthem, but he's "embarrassed" by what he calls a mistake.
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