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Days After Signing $365 Million Contract, Baseball Superstar Kneels During National Anthem

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Mookie Betts was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers on February 10. He signed an extension worth $365 million over 12 years with L.A on July 22.

Betts received a $65 million signing bonus, the largest in the sport’s long history.

He won the American League MVP in 2018, and he’s a four-time Gold Glove winner. He’s also a perennial all-star and widely considered the second best player in MLB, behind Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.

On July 23, every player from both games played on Opening Day took a knee before the anthem in a show of solidarity. However, Betts (and a couple players from the San Francisco Giants) took a knee during the anthem.


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Here’s Mookie after signing his deal…

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected].