Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alejandro Villanueva opted to honor a decorated U.S. Army veteran who was killed in Iraq during the team’s season opener, making him the only player not to honor Antwon Rose Jr. in the team’s campaign for social justice.
“The Pittsburgh Steelers took a team vote. Obviously one person didn’t like the results so they chose to do something different,” said the mother of Rose Jr., Michelle Kenney, in a Facebook post. “I have nothing against vets and absolutely appreciate everything that they have done and continue to do for us. But this one person showed us exactly who he is and obviously he didn’t approve of how the vote turned out.”