NFL Owners Discuss National Anthem Policy Without Reaching Resolution

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 25: (L-R) fFee safety Eric Reid #35, quarterback Colin Kaepernick #7 and outside linebacker Eli Harold #58 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sidelines during the national anthem before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 25, 2016 in Seattle,Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

NFL owners discussed potential revisions of the sport’s national anthem policy without reaching a resolution Tuesday.

Further conversations are expected Wednesday, owners said, although it was not clear whether an immediate solution was within reach.

President trump has frequently criticized the NFL for not taking a harder stance on those who kneel during the anthem, calling for players who choose to take a knee to recieve consequences.

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  1. According to Sports Illustrated: NFL’s Proposed National Anthem Rules: Penalties for Kneeling Being Considered.
    An idea being floated in the room goes like this: It would be up to the home team on whether both teams come out of the locker room for the anthem, and, should teams come out, 15-yard penalties could be assessed for kneeling.


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