Alejandro Villanueva

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Alejandro Villanueva said : “I felt like my decision to honor Sgt. 1st Class Alywn Cashe was something very personal to me due to the fact that in the veteran community there’s a strong push to get him a Medal of Honor, which is something that the community believes he deserves,” External link

foxnews Monday, September 28, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Unfortunately I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally,” External link

foxnews Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “His eyes were open and he was breathing, but he wasn’t there,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 7, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The NFL and football came after my service,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “When it comes to me being a spokesman for all veterans, I think that’s negative,” “One thing that I learned very early in my life, not only at West Point but especially when I first showed up in Afghanistan, is that the world is very complicated … and when you want to have a serious conversation, you have to humble yourself and understand your limitations. I don’t dedicate a lot of my time to studying these issues. I can talk about pass rushers all day, but it would be very difficult for me to sit down and advocate for policies that would make Veterans Affairs a better organization, or how to end the war in Afghanistan” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “There’s a stigma that a lot of veterans get stuck when they get out of the military and they’re unable to find something to do,” “So they receive some inspiration from someone like myself, and from that aspect — that’s the part that I can see is good” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “On Sundays, people who are watching the game, they are going to see the patch,” External link

triblive Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:17:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “We don't even make a big deal out of it,” “I know the coaches do, but, as players, we make no note of it. It's fun for me because I know it's not going to be cold, it's not going to be hot. It's just going to be an indoor stadium. You eliminate a lot of those variables, and you just play football” External link

triblive Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I didn't know what the NFL was supposed to be like. I didn't know what an NFL player was supposed to look like,” “I didn't know what the standard was. So when I walked into the offensive line room for the first time, I met the standard” External link

triblive Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "It was just a very friendly conversation regarding all the events and how they transpired and how we as players, coaches and union can make this right," External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "So he's a person that wanted to obviously extend his thank you for my service and whatnot," External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : "To wake up in the morning and see a face of Coach (Mike) Tomlin and a face of a soldier pitted against each other is completely unacceptable from the media," External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Terrell Suggs ) : "What a better week to do it than against Terrell Suggs, one of the best in the business," "Today was a good opportunity for me to get back to football. I thought my play improved significantly, which I had been working very hard on doing" External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I thought the team tried their best last week and this week to handle things right,” External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He handled this whole offseason and coming back to the team well,” External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I would say that my personal thoughts about the situation is that regardless of this plan, very few players knew that I was going to the tunnel because I only asked the team leadership," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:04:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva told : “Very few players knew that I was going to the tunnel because I only asked the team leadership. And because of that, I did not give them an opportunity to stand with me during the national anthem. That is the very embarrassing part of my end in what transpired because when everybody sees an image of me standing by myself, everybody thinks that the team, the Steelers, are not behind me, and that’s absolutely wrong,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : “Anybody who thinks that Coach Tomlin is not as patriotic as you can get in America or any one of my teammates or the owner, I take offense to that,” External link

triblive Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:11:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus unintentionally," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "It's a very embarrassing part on my end," External link

tampabay Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "The decision was 'Do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?' " "I know that would have looked extremely bad. Or as a team do you start moving halfway through the national anthem? What you can get out of this is that we essentially butchered our plan" External link

tampabay Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus unintentionally," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault, and my fault only,” “We as a team tried to figure it out, but obviously butchered it” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "What people don't understand is people who are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military. They're not saying anything negative about the flag," "They're just trying to protest the fact that there is some injustices in America. And for people that stand up for the national anthem, it doesn't mean that they don't believe in these racial injustices; they're just trying to do the right thing" External link

cnn Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It’s a very embarrassing part on my end,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:19:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The decision was ‘Do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?'” “I know that would have looked extremely bad. Or as a team do you start moving halfway through the national anthem? What you can get out of this is that we essentially butchered our plan” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:19:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "What people don't understand is people who are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military. They're not saying anything negative about the flag," "They're just trying to protest the fact that there is some injustices in America. And for people that stand up for the national anthem, it doesn't mean that they don't believe in these racial injustices; they're just trying to do the right thing" External link

money-cnn Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:11:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus unintentionally," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Ben Roethlisberger ) : "I asked Ben (after the team meeting) if there was a way I could watch the national anthem from the tunnel," "He agreed, and said the captains would be right behind me" External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "It was a very embarrassing part on my end," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "When I turned around to signal everyone else in so they wouldn't leave me alone, that's when they were essentially unable to exit," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : "I went out there by myself, and that is the reason that is causing all this distress and is making the organization look bad, my coach look bad, and my teammates look bad," "And for anybody who thinks that coach Tomlin is not as patriotic as you can get in America — or any one of my teammates, or the owner — I take offense to that" External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It’s a very embarrassing part on my end,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:01:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The decision was ‘Do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?'” “I know that would have looked extremely bad. Or as a team do you start moving halfway through the national anthem? What you can get out of this is that we essentially butchered our plan” External link

denverpost Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:01:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just thought there would be some middle ground where I could stand in the tunnel, nobody would see me, and then afterwards ... we forget about it," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "When I turned around to signal everyone else in so they wouldn't leave me alone, that's when they were essentially unable to exit," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "We were going to do something together. Unfortunately, I felt the pressure of trying to find some middle ground so I could at least be in the national anthem," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "When everyone sees the image of me standing by myself, everybody thinks the team and the Steelers are not behind me — and that is absolutely wrong," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : "I went out there by myself, and that is the reason that is causing all this distress and is making the organization look bad, my coach look bad, and my teammates look bad," "And for anybody who thinks that Coach Tomlin is not as patriotic as you can get in America — or any one of my teammates, or the owner — I take offense to that" External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva told : “I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem with a country that’s providing you freedom, providing you $16 million a year … when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year,” External link

nypost Monday, September 25, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva responded : "At the same time, this is also a business. There is money involved. People are trying to make money off the NFL. " External link

tampabay Monday, September 25, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva responded : "It would be very unfortunate if a player was trying to voice his feelings, his opinions, in a peaceful protest, and because of that he got punished," External link

tampabay Monday, September 25, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “As the platoon leader, I feel responsible for everything my platoon does or fails to do,” “I failed to keep Jesse Dietrich safe, and you know, it was just tough. … I keep thinking of other ways I would have done it, but it was a very tough mission and the enemy beat us that day. It was just a really bad night” External link

dailycaller Monday, September 25, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He's the most complete offensive lineman in the NFL,” External link

triblive Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:38:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The most impressive thing about him is he can carry through a lot of skill through each position,” “He's a very knowledgeable player. He sees every block, he's very fundamental, and that's what makes him a plug-and-play sort of player” External link

triblive Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:38:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It was tough, a very long day for me,” “Most days you can call in sick for most jobs. The NFL is a little different, so you just try to make the most of it” External link

triblive Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “As soon as (Bernstein) told me the contact was fair, that's all I needed,” External link

triblive Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I didn't want to break the bank. I didn't want to be compared to the top left tackles who signed a deal recently. I couldn't sort of conceive a situation where I would hold out to get more money. It was more, ‘If the situation is fair, then I will be here.' ” External link

triblive Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “There's a ‘law'… that was agreed upon between players and owners … and I couldn't fight it,” “There are (CBA rules that) can't be changed, and the draft status is one of them. So when you come in as an undrafted player, you know that there's going to be more challenges to get rewarded than if you're drafted” External link

triblive Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He's a very relentless, physical player,” External link

triblive Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:17:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Hopefully it will bring the best out of all of us,” “Playing with noise and all that stuff, if you haven't figured those things out by now, then there is something wrong with us. We go on a silent count all the time. That's not an issue for us” External link

triblive Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:11:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “If you can open the game and run the ball, that gives a lot of confidence to everybody,” “It's good for the offensive line, good for the quarterback. If you can run the football in the National Football League, it's an advantage. If you can start the game and run the ball, then it's going to be a pretty easy game until they stop it” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've never done any of this stuff for the awards,” “I don't care about recognition or awards for my service. I never did it for awards. I did it for the guys I served with” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've never done any of this stuff for the awards,” “I don't care about recognition or awards for my service. I never did it for awards, I did it for the guys I served with” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:18:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “If you can open the game and run the ball, that gives a lot of confidence to everybody,” “It's good for the offensive line, good for the quarterback. If you can run the football in the National Football League, it's an advantage. If you can start the game and run the ball, then it's going to be a pretty easy game until they stop it” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:18:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “If you can open the game and run the ball, that gives a lot of confidence to everybody,” “It's good for the offensive line, good for the quarterback. If you can run the football in the National Football League, it's an advantage. If you can start the game and run the ball, then it's going to be a pretty easy game until they stop it” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've never done any of this stuff for the awards,” “I don't care about recognition or awards for my service. I never did it for awards, I did it for the guys I served with” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've got to play better, which is my overall assessment of the game,” “Anytime you get behind, it makes it tougher for the offensive line. We can't make any excuses, but we can't put ourselves in these situations” External link

triblive Monday, September 26, 2016 7:23:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

usnews Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It's the first lesson they teach you on day one,” “I am very thankful to be an American, and I will stand very proudly and sing every single line in the national anthem every time I hear it. I will stop everything I am doing” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “There are people fighting, so you can say and do whatever you please,” “I agree that America isn't perfect and there are a lot of issues with minorities in this country, and I agree that we should do something about it. I don't know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem of a country that's providing you freedom, and is providing you $16 million a year when there are black minorities who are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He can do whatever he wants,” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Whenever you include the entire country in one of those protests, you may mislead people who truly wake up every morning trying to give everything — including their lives — to protect this country,” “Not standing up for America is a little unfair on his part because he is not really taking in consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay down their lives so he is able to express himself” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I don't know if he is trying to get more people to sit down during the national anthem or have more players sit down during the national anthem, but it might be something he might want to reconsider what he is actually trying to achieve,” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States — the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, the inequalities in pay and education,” “I will be the first, but you can't do it by looking away from the people who are trying to protect our freedom in our country” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : “I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it,” “I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country” External link

japantimes Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

AP Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:01:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

mcclatchydc Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I agree that America is not perfect, I agree there are lot of issues with minorities in this country, I agree we should do something about it,” “But I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down when the national anthem of the country that is providing you freedom and providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I just know I’m very thankful to be an American,” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I think he’s obviously upset and I think we all agree, the majority of America would agree, there’s an issue with minorities in our country, the way some groups in our population are being treated,” “I just think not standing up for America is a little bit unfair on his part because he’s not taking into consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay their lives so he can express himself” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:36:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

usnews Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:04:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

mcclatchydc Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States – the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, the inequalities in pay and education,” “I will be the first, but you can't do it by looking away from the people who are trying to protect our freedom in our country” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Whenever you include the entire country in one of those protest you may mislead people who truly wake up every morning trying to give everything – including their lives – to protect this country. It is a little unfair to group everybody under that category,” “There are people fighting so you can say and do whatever you please. I agree that America isn't perfect and there are a lot of issues with minorities in this country and I agree that we should do something about it. I don't know if the most affective way is go sit down during the National Anthem of a country that's providing you freedom, is providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities who are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I don't think it should be a really big deal but he is a star, he is a quarterback that we all know, he is making this public,” “I don't know if he is trying to get more people to sit down during the National Anthem or have more players sit down during the National Anthem but it might be something he might want to reconsider what he is actually trying to achieve. If he encourages other players or other people in the stands to sit down, it is going to send the wrong message. He has to be a little more careful with the big picture of what he is doing” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The words mean a lot to me,” “It is a song that is played at every military funeral and every ceremony. It means a lot to me” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States – the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, the inequalities in pay and education,” “I will be the first, but you can't do it by looking away from the people who are trying to protect our freedom in our country” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Whenever you include the entire country in one of those protest you may mislead people who truly wake up every morning trying to give everything – including their lives – to protect this country. It is a little unfair to group everybody under that category,” “There are people fighting so you can say and do whatever you please. I agree that America isn't perfect and there are a lot of issues with minorities in this country and I agree that we should do something about it. I don't know if the most affective way is go sit down during the National Anthem of a country that's providing you freedom, is providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities who are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I don't think it should be a really big deal but he is a star, he is a quarterback that we all know, he is making this public,” “I don't know if he is trying to get more people to sit down during the National Anthem or have more players sit down during the National Anthem but it might be something he might want to reconsider what he is actually trying to achieve. If he encourages other players or other people in the stands to sit down, it is going to send the wrong message. He has to be a little more careful with the big picture of what he is doing” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The words mean a lot to me,” “It is a song that is played at every military funeral and every ceremony. It means a lot to me” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I agree that America is not perfect, I agree there are lot of issues with minorities in this country, I agree we should do something about it,” External link

post-gazette Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I think he’s obviously upset and I think we all agree, the majority of America would agree, there’s an issue with minorities in our country, the way some groups in our population are being treated,” “I just think not standing up for America is a little bit unfair on his part because he’s not taking into consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay their lives so he can express himself” External link

post-gazette Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I just know I’m very thankful to be an American,” External link

post-gazette Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It is an honest competition, and that's what you hope for. You hope you can make the left tackle position a better position with the competition,” External link

triblive Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:46:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just had a really bad game, a really bad 10 plays," "It was just a very sloppy performance. I think in football you spend six months playing football and then six months speculating what football is going to be like. In this case, I just had it all wrong. I have to go out and play better" External link

upi Monday, August 15, 2016 9:10:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "In every protection there will be a slide (zone) side and there will be a man side," External link

upi Monday, August 15, 2016 9:10:00 PM EAT



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veteran73.68%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
player15.79%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
teammate5.26%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Alejandro VillanuevaEN89.18%
Alejandro VillanuevaPT10.82%


 
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Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wlwt Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

Koat Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wesh Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wcvb Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wmur Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

kcci Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “I don't know why Villanueva was apologizing,” “He had nothing to apologize for. I guess he feels he brought this upon us in some way, and that's a shame” External link

triblive Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “I don't know why Villanueva was apologizing,” “He had nothing to apologize for. I guess he feels he brought this upon us in some way, and that's a shame” External link

triblive Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “I don't know why Villanueva was apologizing,” “He has nothing to apologize for” External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:27:00 PM EAT

Jason Chaffetz said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “Standing for the flag, standing for the national anthem. This is where President Trump is on this. I think that’s where America is on this. And God bless him [Villanueva] for actually doing it, because I think he represented the United States the way we all want to be represented,” External link

dailycaller Monday, September 25, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

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Alejandro Villanueva said : “I felt like my decision to honor Sgt. 1st Class Alywn Cashe was something very personal to me due to the fact that in the veteran community there’s a strong push to get him a Medal of Honor, which is something that the community believes he deserves,” External link

foxnews Monday, September 28, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Unfortunately I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally,” External link

foxnews Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “His eyes were open and he was breathing, but he wasn’t there,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, October 7, 2019 2:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The NFL and football came after my service,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “When it comes to me being a spokesman for all veterans, I think that’s negative,” “One thing that I learned very early in my life, not only at West Point but especially when I first showed up in Afghanistan, is that the world is very complicated … and when you want to have a serious conversation, you have to humble yourself and understand your limitations. I don’t dedicate a lot of my time to studying these issues. I can talk about pass rushers all day, but it would be very difficult for me to sit down and advocate for policies that would make Veterans Affairs a better organization, or how to end the war in Afghanistan” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “There’s a stigma that a lot of veterans get stuck when they get out of the military and they’re unable to find something to do,” “So they receive some inspiration from someone like myself, and from that aspect — that’s the part that I can see is good” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 7, 2018 10:17:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “On Sundays, people who are watching the game, they are going to see the patch,” External link

triblive Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:17:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “We don't even make a big deal out of it,” “I know the coaches do, but, as players, we make no note of it. It's fun for me because I know it's not going to be cold, it's not going to be hot. It's just going to be an indoor stadium. You eliminate a lot of those variables, and you just play football” External link

triblive Thursday, November 9, 2017 8:38:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I didn't know what the NFL was supposed to be like. I didn't know what an NFL player was supposed to look like,” “I didn't know what the standard was. So when I walked into the offensive line room for the first time, I met the standard” External link

triblive Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:28:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "It was just a very friendly conversation regarding all the events and how they transpired and how we as players, coaches and union can make this right," External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "So he's a person that wanted to obviously extend his thank you for my service and whatnot," External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : "To wake up in the morning and see a face of Coach (Mike) Tomlin and a face of a soldier pitted against each other is completely unacceptable from the media," External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Terrell Suggs ) : "What a better week to do it than against Terrell Suggs, one of the best in the business," "Today was a good opportunity for me to get back to football. I thought my play improved significantly, which I had been working very hard on doing" External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 5:21:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I thought the team tried their best last week and this week to handle things right,” External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He handled this whole offseason and coming back to the team well,” External link

triblive Monday, October 2, 2017 4:22:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I would say that my personal thoughts about the situation is that regardless of this plan, very few players knew that I was going to the tunnel because I only asked the team leadership," External link

ABCnews Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:04:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva told : “Very few players knew that I was going to the tunnel because I only asked the team leadership. And because of that, I did not give them an opportunity to stand with me during the national anthem. That is the very embarrassing part of my end in what transpired because when everybody sees an image of me standing by myself, everybody thinks that the team, the Steelers, are not behind me, and that’s absolutely wrong,” External link

eurweb Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:46:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : “Anybody who thinks that Coach Tomlin is not as patriotic as you can get in America or any one of my teammates or the owner, I take offense to that,” External link

triblive Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:11:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus unintentionally," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:51:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "It's a very embarrassing part on my end," External link

tampabay Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "The decision was 'Do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?' " "I know that would have looked extremely bad. Or as a team do you start moving halfway through the national anthem? What you can get out of this is that we essentially butchered our plan" External link

tampabay Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:49:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus unintentionally," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:27:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Unfortunately, I threw my teammates under the bus, unintentionally,” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault, and my fault only,” “We as a team tried to figure it out, but obviously butchered it” External link

ABCnews Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:06:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "What people don't understand is people who are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military. They're not saying anything negative about the flag," "They're just trying to protest the fact that there is some injustices in America. And for people that stand up for the national anthem, it doesn't mean that they don't believe in these racial injustices; they're just trying to do the right thing" External link

cnn Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It’s a very embarrassing part on my end,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:19:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The decision was ‘Do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?'” “I know that would have looked extremely bad. Or as a team do you start moving halfway through the national anthem? What you can get out of this is that we essentially butchered our plan” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:19:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "What people don't understand is people who are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military. They're not saying anything negative about the flag," "They're just trying to protest the fact that there is some injustices in America. And for people that stand up for the national anthem, it doesn't mean that they don't believe in these racial injustices; they're just trying to do the right thing" External link

money-cnn Tuesday, September 26, 2017 11:11:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” External link

bostonherald Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:28:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus unintentionally," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Ben Roethlisberger ) : "I asked Ben (after the team meeting) if there was a way I could watch the national anthem from the tunnel," "He agreed, and said the captains would be right behind me" External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "It was a very embarrassing part on my end," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "When I turned around to signal everyone else in so they wouldn't leave me alone, that's when they were essentially unable to exit," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : "I went out there by myself, and that is the reason that is causing all this distress and is making the organization look bad, my coach look bad, and my teammates look bad," "And for anybody who thinks that coach Tomlin is not as patriotic as you can get in America — or any one of my teammates, or the owner — I take offense to that" External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:54:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It’s a very embarrassing part on my end,” External link

denverpost Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:01:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The decision was ‘Do you walk out of the national anthem and join your teammates?'” “I know that would have looked extremely bad. Or as a team do you start moving halfway through the national anthem? What you can get out of this is that we essentially butchered our plan” External link

denverpost Tuesday, September 26, 2017 4:01:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just thought there would be some middle ground where I could stand in the tunnel, nobody would see me, and then afterwards ... we forget about it," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "When I turned around to signal everyone else in so they wouldn't leave me alone, that's when they were essentially unable to exit," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "We were going to do something together. Unfortunately, I felt the pressure of trying to find some middle ground so I could at least be in the national anthem," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "When everyone sees the image of me standing by myself, everybody thinks the team and the Steelers are not behind me — and that is absolutely wrong," External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Mike Tomlin ) : "I went out there by myself, and that is the reason that is causing all this distress and is making the organization look bad, my coach look bad, and my teammates look bad," "And for anybody who thinks that Coach Tomlin is not as patriotic as you can get in America — or any one of my teammates, or the owner — I take offense to that" External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva told : “I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem with a country that’s providing you freedom, providing you $16 million a year … when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan for less than $20,000 a year,” External link

nypost Monday, September 25, 2017 10:58:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva responded : "At the same time, this is also a business. There is money involved. People are trying to make money off the NFL. " External link

tampabay Monday, September 25, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva responded : "It would be very unfortunate if a player was trying to voice his feelings, his opinions, in a peaceful protest, and because of that he got punished," External link

tampabay Monday, September 25, 2017 9:56:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “As the platoon leader, I feel responsible for everything my platoon does or fails to do,” “I failed to keep Jesse Dietrich safe, and you know, it was just tough. … I keep thinking of other ways I would have done it, but it was a very tough mission and the enemy beat us that day. It was just a really bad night” External link

dailycaller Monday, September 25, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He's the most complete offensive lineman in the NFL,” External link

triblive Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:38:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The most impressive thing about him is he can carry through a lot of skill through each position,” “He's a very knowledgeable player. He sees every block, he's very fundamental, and that's what makes him a plug-and-play sort of player” External link

triblive Thursday, September 21, 2017 3:38:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It was tough, a very long day for me,” “Most days you can call in sick for most jobs. The NFL is a little different, so you just try to make the most of it” External link

triblive Tuesday, September 19, 2017 2:51:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “As soon as (Bernstein) told me the contact was fair, that's all I needed,” External link

triblive Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I didn't want to break the bank. I didn't want to be compared to the top left tackles who signed a deal recently. I couldn't sort of conceive a situation where I would hold out to get more money. It was more, ‘If the situation is fair, then I will be here.' ” External link

triblive Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “There's a ‘law'… that was agreed upon between players and owners … and I couldn't fight it,” “There are (CBA rules that) can't be changed, and the draft status is one of them. So when you come in as an undrafted player, you know that there's going to be more challenges to get rewarded than if you're drafted” External link

triblive Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He's a very relentless, physical player,” External link

triblive Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:17:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Hopefully it will bring the best out of all of us,” “Playing with noise and all that stuff, if you haven't figured those things out by now, then there is something wrong with us. We go on a silent count all the time. That's not an issue for us” External link

triblive Tuesday, January 10, 2017 5:11:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “If you can open the game and run the ball, that gives a lot of confidence to everybody,” “It's good for the offensive line, good for the quarterback. If you can run the football in the National Football League, it's an advantage. If you can start the game and run the ball, then it's going to be a pretty easy game until they stop it” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've never done any of this stuff for the awards,” “I don't care about recognition or awards for my service. I never did it for awards. I did it for the guys I served with” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:59:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've never done any of this stuff for the awards,” “I don't care about recognition or awards for my service. I never did it for awards, I did it for the guys I served with” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:18:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “If you can open the game and run the ball, that gives a lot of confidence to everybody,” “It's good for the offensive line, good for the quarterback. If you can run the football in the National Football League, it's an advantage. If you can start the game and run the ball, then it's going to be a pretty easy game until they stop it” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:18:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “If you can open the game and run the ball, that gives a lot of confidence to everybody,” “It's good for the offensive line, good for the quarterback. If you can run the football in the National Football League, it's an advantage. If you can start the game and run the ball, then it's going to be a pretty easy game until they stop it” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've never done any of this stuff for the awards,” “I don't care about recognition or awards for my service. I never did it for awards, I did it for the guys I served with” External link

triblive Tuesday, November 8, 2016 3:45:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I've got to play better, which is my overall assessment of the game,” “Anytime you get behind, it makes it tougher for the offensive line. We can't make any excuses, but we can't put ourselves in these situations” External link

triblive Monday, September 26, 2016 7:23:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

usnews Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:22:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:13:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It's the first lesson they teach you on day one,” “I am very thankful to be an American, and I will stand very proudly and sing every single line in the national anthem every time I hear it. I will stop everything I am doing” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “There are people fighting, so you can say and do whatever you please,” “I agree that America isn't perfect and there are a lot of issues with minorities in this country, and I agree that we should do something about it. I don't know if the most effective way is to sit down during the national anthem of a country that's providing you freedom, and is providing you $16 million a year when there are black minorities who are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “He can do whatever he wants,” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Whenever you include the entire country in one of those protests, you may mislead people who truly wake up every morning trying to give everything — including their lives — to protect this country,” “Not standing up for America is a little unfair on his part because he is not really taking in consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay down their lives so he is able to express himself” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I don't know if he is trying to get more people to sit down during the national anthem or have more players sit down during the national anthem, but it might be something he might want to reconsider what he is actually trying to achieve,” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States — the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, the inequalities in pay and education,” “I will be the first, but you can't do it by looking away from the people who are trying to protect our freedom in our country” External link

triblive Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:07:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : “I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it,” “I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country” External link

japantimes Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

AP Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:59:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

siouxcityjournal Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:01:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

mcclatchydc Tuesday, August 30, 2016 5:00:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I agree that America is not perfect, I agree there are lot of issues with minorities in this country, I agree we should do something about it,” “But I don’t know if the most effective way is to sit down when the national anthem of the country that is providing you freedom and providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities that are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I just know I’m very thankful to be an American,” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I think he’s obviously upset and I think we all agree, the majority of America would agree, there’s an issue with minorities in our country, the way some groups in our population are being treated,” “I just think not standing up for America is a little bit unfair on his part because he’s not taking into consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay their lives so he can express himself” External link

post-gazette Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:24:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:12:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

CBC Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:36:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

usnews Tuesday, August 30, 2016 3:04:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Olivier Bohuon ) : "I just know that I am very thankful to be an American. I will stand very proudly, and I will sing every single line in the national anthem every single time I hear it," "I will stop whatever I am doing, because I recognize that I have to be very thankful to be in this country" External link

mcclatchydc Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:44:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States – the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, the inequalities in pay and education,” “I will be the first, but you can't do it by looking away from the people who are trying to protect our freedom in our country” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Whenever you include the entire country in one of those protest you may mislead people who truly wake up every morning trying to give everything – including their lives – to protect this country. It is a little unfair to group everybody under that category,” “There are people fighting so you can say and do whatever you please. I agree that America isn't perfect and there are a lot of issues with minorities in this country and I agree that we should do something about it. I don't know if the most affective way is go sit down during the National Anthem of a country that's providing you freedom, is providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities who are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I don't think it should be a really big deal but he is a star, he is a quarterback that we all know, he is making this public,” “I don't know if he is trying to get more people to sit down during the National Anthem or have more players sit down during the National Anthem but it might be something he might want to reconsider what he is actually trying to achieve. If he encourages other players or other people in the stands to sit down, it is going to send the wrong message. He has to be a little more careful with the big picture of what he is doing” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The words mean a lot to me,” “It is a song that is played at every military funeral and every ceremony. It means a lot to me” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:53:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said ( about Colin Kaepernick ) : “I will be the first one to hold hands with Colin Kaepernick and do something about the way minorities are being treated in the United States – the injustice that is happening with police brutality, the justice system, the inequalities in pay and education,” “I will be the first, but you can't do it by looking away from the people who are trying to protect our freedom in our country” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “Whenever you include the entire country in one of those protest you may mislead people who truly wake up every morning trying to give everything – including their lives – to protect this country. It is a little unfair to group everybody under that category,” “There are people fighting so you can say and do whatever you please. I agree that America isn't perfect and there are a lot of issues with minorities in this country and I agree that we should do something about it. I don't know if the most affective way is go sit down during the National Anthem of a country that's providing you freedom, is providing you $60 million a year is the best way to do it when there are black minorities who are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and protecting our freedom for less than $20,000 a year” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I don't think it should be a really big deal but he is a star, he is a quarterback that we all know, he is making this public,” “I don't know if he is trying to get more people to sit down during the National Anthem or have more players sit down during the National Anthem but it might be something he might want to reconsider what he is actually trying to achieve. If he encourages other players or other people in the stands to sit down, it is going to send the wrong message. He has to be a little more careful with the big picture of what he is doing” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “The words mean a lot to me,” “It is a song that is played at every military funeral and every ceremony. It means a lot to me” External link

triblive Monday, August 29, 2016 10:43:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I agree that America is not perfect, I agree there are lot of issues with minorities in this country, I agree we should do something about it,” External link

post-gazette Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I think he’s obviously upset and I think we all agree, the majority of America would agree, there’s an issue with minorities in our country, the way some groups in our population are being treated,” “I just think not standing up for America is a little bit unfair on his part because he’s not taking into consideration the minorities that are fighting for the flag, like myself, the thousands of people who lay their lives so he can express himself” External link

post-gazette Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “I just know I’m very thankful to be an American,” External link

post-gazette Monday, August 29, 2016 6:23:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : “It is an honest competition, and that's what you hope for. You hope you can make the left tackle position a better position with the competition,” External link

triblive Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:46:00 AM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "I just had a really bad game, a really bad 10 plays," "It was just a very sloppy performance. I think in football you spend six months playing football and then six months speculating what football is going to be like. In this case, I just had it all wrong. I have to go out and play better" External link

upi Monday, August 15, 2016 9:10:00 PM EAT

Alejandro Villanueva said : "In every protection there will be a slide (zone) side and there will be a man side," External link

upi Monday, August 15, 2016 9:10:00 PM EAT



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veteran73.68%EN10/10/201710/10/2017
player15.79%EN09/25/201725/09/2017
teammate5.26%EN08/11/201611/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Alejandro VillanuevaEN89.18%
Alejandro VillanuevaPT10.82%


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Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wlwt Wednesday, September 16, 2020 12:01:00 AM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wxii12 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

Koat Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wyff4 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wesh Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:31:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wcvb Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

wmur Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : "We're going to support our players in however they choose to participate and express themselves, or to not participate or not express themselves, as long as they do so thoughtfully and with class. That has been a blanket approach that we've had, and so I think it needs no further explanation in terms of our support for Al Villanueva or anyone else in terms of what they do or don't do in regards to social justice," External link

kcci Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “I don't know why Villanueva was apologizing,” “He had nothing to apologize for. I guess he feels he brought this upon us in some way, and that's a shame” External link

triblive Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:53:00 PM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “I don't know why Villanueva was apologizing,” “He had nothing to apologize for. I guess he feels he brought this upon us in some way, and that's a shame” External link

triblive Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:03:00 AM EAT

Mike Tomlin said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “I don't know why Villanueva was apologizing,” “He has nothing to apologize for” External link

triblive Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:27:00 PM EAT

Jason Chaffetz said ( about Alejandro Villanueva ) : “Standing for the flag, standing for the national anthem. This is where President Trump is on this. I think that’s where America is on this. And God bless him [Villanueva] for actually doing it, because I think he represented the United States the way we all want to be represented,” External link

dailycaller Monday, September 25, 2017 6:24:00 PM EAT