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NFL's new anthem policy is a capitulation to political pressure: Robyn Urback

Somewhere beyond the metal detectors, the mandatory clear backpacks, the armed teachers, the armed guards, the social media surveillance, the reported presidential musings about imprisoning journalists and new rules punishing NFL players for unpatriotic behaviour, the  United States of America is still the Land of Free. Granted, the space where that remains true is a place commonly referred to as one’s ...

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr sounds off on NFL's national anthem policy

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who has been very vocal on a variety of social issues, called the NFL’s new national anthem policy “idiotic” when he spoke to the media during his shootaround gathering before Thursday’s Game 5 at the Houston Rockets. Steve Kerr criticized the NFL for its national anthem policy pic.twitter.com/eaCXC5WhCj — Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) May 24, ...

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Graziano: Bungled anthem policy shows NFL has much to learn from NBA

9:47 AM ET ATLANTA — Why is this so hard for the NFL, this national anthem stuff? The owners spend months hand-wringing and days discussing only to come up with a complicated new rule that wrinkles the noses of some in their own membership. Commissioner Roger Goodell announces the decision as “unanimous,” but within hours, 49ers owner Jed York says ...

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NFL owners reportedly didn't vote on the league's new national anthem policy

According to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the league’s new policy mandating that all players and team and league personnel who are on the field for the singing of the national anthem must stand during the anthem or else be subject to penalties was approved by a unanimous vote of NFL owners.  On Wednesday, however, 49ers owner Jed York announced that ...

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Report: NFL didn't hold official vote for anthem policy

The NFL didn’t hold an official vote among team owners regarding the new national anthem policy. Instead, league executives polled owners to see how they’d vote, sources who were present during the discussions Wednesday told ESPN’s Seth Wickersham. The NFL said team… NFL | theScore

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Report: NFL didn't hold official vote for anthem policy

The NFL didn’t hold an official vote among team owners regarding the new national anthem policy. Instead, league executives polled owners to see how they’d vote, sources who were present during the discussions Wednesday told ESPN’s Seth Wickersham. The NFL said team… NFL | theScore

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

NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by U.S. President Donald Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker-room during The Star-Spangled Banner but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. Commissioner Roger Goodell said the change was approved unanimously by the owners at ...

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Jets won't prohibit kneeling despite new policy

6:25 PM ET Despite a unanimously approved league policy that requires players to stand if they’re on the field during the national anthem, New York Jets CEO Christopher Johnson said Wednesday he won’t discourage players from kneeling even if it results in the club being fined by the NFL. “As I have in the past, I will support our players ...

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Players, coaches and owners react to anthem policy

10:55 PM ET NFL owners have approved a national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. Here is reaction from around the league:

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