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    TAMPA, Fla. Anthony Chickillo Jersey . -- Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans sat during the national anthem Sunday, saying hes disheartened by the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States.The third-year pro said his protest before the game against the Chicago Bears was because he feels electing a reality television star to the highest office in the nation is not a good look for America.I dont want to disrespect the veterans or anything. The men and women that serve this country, Im forever indebted to them. But the things that have been going on in America lately, Im not going to stand for that, Evans said.I told myself, `If this character -- Im not big on politics or things like that -- but I told myself, `If this happens, then America is not right right now, Tampa Bays leading receiver added. I said it a long time ago. When he ran I thought it was a joke. The joke continues.The Buccaneers issued a statement Sunday night saying the organization is deeply committed to the military and honoring the great men and women that have dedicated their lives and have made great sacrifices to insure all the tremendous freedoms we have in this great country.We encourage all members of our organization to respectfully honor our flag during the playing of the national anthem, the team added. We also recognize every individuals constitutional right to freedom of speech, which is crucial to the American principles we cherish.Evans had four catches for 66 yards against the Bears. He entered the game leading the league with eight touchdown receptions.Evans said hell continue to sit for the anthem as long as Trump is president-elect.Im not a political person that much, but I have common sense, he said. And I know when something is not right.Evans reiterated that his protest was because of who Trump is, not the Republican or Democratic parties.Its well documented what hes done, Evans said. Im not going to stand for something I dont believe in. Thats the end of that.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Ryan Shazier Jersey . That gave fans outside Joe Louis Arena another chance to ask for autographs from the 19-year-old whose stardom in the NHL has arrived earlier than most expected. Alejandro Villanueva Jersey . SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. http://www.officialsteelersnflauthenticshop.com/dermontti-dawson-stitched-jersey/ .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.NEW YORK -- A simple search on eBay reveals Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is far from the only college football player whose autograph is for sale. Pick a star and you can find memorabilia with a supposedly verified signature. South Carolinas Jadeveon Clowney. Ohio States Braxton Miller. Oregons DeAnthony Thomas. Louisvilles Teddy Bridgewater. Alabamas AJ McCarron. The list goes on and on. The difference is ESPN has reported the NCAA is investigating whether Manziel, the Texas A&M quarterback, got paid to sign autographs, which would violate amateurism rules. That has led to other schools being asked questions about whether their players earned money for signatures. If the allegations against Manziel, made by unidentified sources to ESPN, are proved true by the NCAA, his eligibility for the coming season could be in doubt as well as his status as a Heisman winner. ESPN reported that a top autograph authenticator had authenticated nearly 1,000 Manziel autographs. Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports, which is the official collectible and memorabilia company of the NBA, the New York Yankees and Notre Dame, among others, said his company does not do business with college athletes. He said Manziel would likely be able to sign a contract with a collectibles company of at least $100,000 after he went pro. "I know there is a vibrant Heisman Trophy collectible audience out there," he said. A market flooded with Manziel autographs could cost him money later, Steiner said. "It creates market confusion and takes a lot away from the category," Steiner said Wednesday. Other college athletes might want to take note. Two sports websites -- bustedcoverage.com and goodbullhunting.com -- found what appeared to be dozens of authenticated items signed by Clowney online, and that led to questions for South Carolina officials. Associate athletic director Chris Rogers said Wednesday the schools compliance office has looked into the Clowney autoggraphs on eBay and found no violations had occurred. Franco Harris Jersey. "The websites that weve looked at and the pictures and autographs and items that weve found over the last academic year, weve not had any issues to suggest that anything impermissible had occurred," Rogers said. Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said school officials have determined Miller had not profited from the numerous items found online with his signature. Smith said the quarterback signed many autographs at a Big Ten preseason kickoff luncheon. Presumably fans or memorabilia brokers then went and sold items they got autographed for free. "Weve already looked at it," Smith said. "Theres no issue there." Louisville came to a similar conclusion. "We are aware of many of the items for sale online that have been autographed by several of our student-athletes with remaining eligibility. As we are required to do by NCAA rules, we regularly review these items and send correspondence to the seller(s) requesting they remove the item for sale," the school said in a statement. "We have and continue to educate our student-athletes that it is not permissible to accept any type of compensation for their autograph or the sale of memorabilia. We have spoken with Teddy Bridgewater and we are comfortable that no violation has occurred." Clowney, Bridgewater and Miller enter the season has prime contenders for the Heisman. Manziel became the first freshman to win it last season. Its unclear if an NCAA violation would cause the Heisman trust to reconsider Manziels victory. Heisman Trusts rules state: "The recipient must be in compliance with the bylaws defining an NCAA Student-Athlete." "The Heisman Trust never comments on speculation," Heisman spokesman Tim Henning said Wednesday. 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