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NFL owners adopt new anthem policy requiring players to stand on field

26 days ago   |   By CBC

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 Star-Spangled Banner, but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.
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Mike Zimmer: It's important Vikings stand for the national anthem

Mike Zimmer: It's important Vikings stand for the national anthem

26 days ago   |   By Startribune

On Wednesday, NFL owners approved a new policy regarding the national anthem.
Not much is expected to change with the Vikings, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.
“I was proud of my team last year,” Zimmer said Wednesday following an offseason practice in Eagan. “They stood for the anthem. I think it's important we stand for the anthem. I think it's important we represent our country the right way. A lot of people have - I probably shouldn't get on a tangent, right? - but a lot of people have died for that flag. That flag represents our country and what we stand for. And so, I think...
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Cowboys players give a collective shrug at anthem policy

26 days ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

The Cowboys are one of only a handful of teams not to have a player protest during the national anthem, and owner Jerry Jones recently reiterated his stance on the issue. It sounds as if Cowboys players will continue to abide by Jones' wishes and stand for the anthem as no one in the team's
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Jets chairman: Team won't discipline protesters, will pay any fines

26 days ago   |   By TheScore

It appears the NFL isn't as unified on its new national anthem policy as the unanimous vote for it might suggest. Owners approved a policy Wednesday that requires any player or team personnel to stand for the anthem if they opt to come to the sidelines, with an option to remain in the locker room. If a player does protest during the anthem, they could face other internal discipline and their team will be subject to fines. New York Jets chairman Christopher Johnson won't take this route, however, and is willing to cover any financial punishments his players incur. "I do not like imposing...
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Mike Pence's Tweet About NFL's New Anthem Policy Was Predictably Weird

Mike Pence's Tweet About NFL's New Anthem Policy Was Predictably Weird

26 days ago   |   By NESN

Mike Pence has a way with words.
Well, make that one word.
The NFL on Wednesday announced sweeping changes to its policy regarding national anthem protests. In a nutshell, players still can protest the pregame playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but they must do so inside the locker room. If players are caught kneeling on the field during the anthem, their teams will be fined for failing to “stand and show respect for the flag.”
The new policy marks an unquestionable win for United States President Donald Trump, as well as Vice President Mike Pence.
After news broke, Pence tweeted a...
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NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

26 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

ATLANTA NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at quelling the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, 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.
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What you need to know about the NFL's new national anthem policy

What you need to know about the NFL's new national anthem policy

26 days ago   |   By USA Today

SportsPulse: NFL insider Mike Jones breaks down the new national anthem policy and how owners, fans and players are reacting to it.
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The Latest: Steelers' Foster says players powerless

The Latest: Steelers' Foster says players powerless

26 days ago   |   By USA Today

Steelers Guard Ramon Foster shrugged his shoulders when asked about the NFL's new policy on nation anthem protests, saying in a way players are powerless
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Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson vows not to punish players who protest during anthem

Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson vows not to punish players who protest during anthem

26 days ago   |   By USA Today

Christopher Johnson said he hopes Jets players will stand but understands if players feel the need to protest, even after a new national anthem policy was reached by owners.
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Jets Owner Christopher Johnson Says He Will Pay Players' Anthem-Related Fines

26 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

New York Jets co-owner Christopher Johnson will pay any fines his players might be subjected to as part of the NFL 's new national anthem policy...
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Jed York: 49ers abstained from voting on anthem policy

26 days ago   |   By TheScore

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York abstained from voting on the NFL's new policy regarding protests during the national anthem because he wants to hear more from the players, according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the new policy , that won't require players to be on the field for the anthem but could fine teams for player protests, was unanimously agreed upon. York says his team will halt concession sales during the playing of the anthem as a sign of further respect. "I don't think we should be profiting if we're going to put this type of attention and focus...
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NFL's new anthem policy: an ominous 'solution' to a problem that didn't exist

NFL's new anthem policy: an ominous 'solution' to a problem that didn't exist

26 days ago   |   By Sporting News

The NFL could have done nothing about silent gestures during the national anthem. Instead, the league turned peaceful protest into a crime against the sport. Its new anthem policy is not the end.
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NFL Adopts New Rules for 2018, Including Changes to Kickoff

26 days ago   |   By Kansas City Chiefs

The NFL Spring meetings have brought some changes for next season
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49ers' York abstains from anthem policy vote

26 days ago   |   By ESPN

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York abstained from voting on the NFL's new anthem policy on Wednesday.
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NFL owners adopt new anthem policy - stand, or stay in the locker room

NFL owners adopt new anthem policy - stand, or stay in the locker room

26 days ago   |   By UPI

Owners of teams in the National Football League approved a new policy Wednesday to hand out punishment when players don't stand for the national anthem.
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NFL's New National Anthem Policy Is No Compromise, Despite Claims

26 days ago   |   By NESN

The NFL just can't get out of its own way sometimes.
The league approved a new policy Wednesday at the spring owners meetings that dissuades players from kneeling, or protesting in any way, during the national anthem. The policy essentially states that if a player wants to protest during the national anthem, they must do so in the locker room. Out of sight, out of mind. And clearly without purpose.
An invisible protest renders the entire act meaningless. Just as the NFL wants it.
The NFL hilariously announced this as a compromise. The NFL players association doesn't quite see it that...
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NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

26 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

ATLANTA NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday 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.
Read more ...

 

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

26 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Players will be permitted to stay in the locker room during the 'The Star-Spangled Banner' but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.
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NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

26 days ago   |   By USA Today

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
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