Common says the new NFL anthem policy is robbing players of their freedom of speech -- and that's not what this country is supposed to be about.
"I just think ... telling people what they should do during a ceremony is not really what the country is based on," Common told us while out in Bev Hills.
"Freedom of speech, freedom to be who you are ... This country is supposed to be about us being independent and being able to be who we are. Especially in a ceremony where people aren't trying to disrespect anything."