Derek Jeter, throughout the entirety of this career, never spoke about social issues or anything that didn't have to do with the game of baseball.
However, now he's a co-owner of the Miami Marlins, and he gave his thoughts on the biggest topic around the country.
At his Turn 2 Foundation dinner on Wednesday night, Jeter addressed the topic of NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem and said he's fine with players doing so.
"The thing that I think is frustrating, this whole rhetoric that is going back and forth. People lose sight of the fact of why someone was kneeling," said Jeter. "They're focused so much on the fact that they are kneeling as opposed to what they're kneeling for. Peaceful protests are fine. You have your right to voice your opinion. As long as it's a peaceful protest, everyone should be fine with that."
Outside of Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell, the anthem protests haven't bled into Major League Baseball. However, Jeter said he would be okay with Marlins players taking a knee during the anthem.
Of course, by the time the Marlins are playing meaningful baseball again, the protest will probably have lost some steam, but if any of the players wonder where Jeter stands, it's on their side.