ATLANTA AP — NFL owners have approved a new poli

first_img ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.The decision was announced Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league’s spring meeting in Atlanta.In a sign that players were not part of the discussions, any violations of the policy would result in fines against the team — not the players. The NFL Players Association said it will challenge any part of the new policy that violates the collective bargaining agreement. 160 Comments   Share   The owners spent several hours addressing the contentious issue — which has reached all the way to the White House.Related LinksCarson Palmer on Josh Rosen: ‘His college film was phenomenal’Arizona will host Super Bowl LVII in 2023Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016, a quiet but powerful protest against police brutality and racial inequities in the justice system.Other players took up the cause. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *