NFL Owners To Meet Next Week To Discuss About The National Anthem Protests

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    Now league owners will meet to rule – maybe once and for all – what freedoms can or can’t be expressed during the playing of the national anthem on game day.

    NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Tuesday that team owners will discuss anthem rules in the league’s fall meeting in New York next week, all in hopes of getting “back to football” and bringing some closure to a political Pandora’s box that has devoured headlines in the 2017 season.

    “They will have a chance to – all of them – discuss this issue, to look at the policy and look at ideas if there is a need to change the policies,” Lockhart said. “I fully expect this to be front and center on the agenda.”




    This comes in the wake of Trump continuing to bang the drum about protests in the NFL, and the staged walkout at an Indianapolis Colts game by Vice President Mike Pence this past weekend. But it was Jones who provided the latest flashpoint in the fire, stating on Sunday night that his players would “not play” if they “disrespected” the flag during the pregame anthem.

    “If there’s anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play,” Jones said Sunday night. “OK? Understand? If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won’t play. Period. … There is no room here – if it comes between looking non-supportive of our players and of each other or creating the impression that you’re disrespecting the flag, we will be non-supportive of each other. We will not disrespect the flag.”

    During his comments, Jones also cited a portion of the NFL’s game operations manual, which is considered the “bible” by teams when it comes to game day procedures. Specifically, a line in the manual that dictates players “should” stand during the anthem. That word has raised a debate over whether “should” means “must”, and thus becomes a directive that can result in discipline if broken.

    The manual states, “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking.”

    Lockhart declined to say whether the league’s stance on anthem protests is aligned with Trump and Jones, but he indicated that as the rule is written, the NFL believes there is latitude for some retribution for protests during the playing of the anthem amid the display of the American flag.

    “The manual is clear when it says the players should stand for the anthem,” Lockhart said. “That manual governs the issues around the anthem for the entire league – for the 32 clubs. To date, there hasn’t been discipline for those who have chosen not to stand.”

    Despite this assertion, Lockhart would not definitively declare that NFL teams can punish players for pregame protests. Instead, he pointed to next week’s owners’ meetings in New York, and the hope that resounding clarity will be reached on an issue that has defined this season.






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    Getting back to football :mjpls:
     
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    NFL is at a real crossroads

    They may think by forcing players to stand will help the brand long term, I think it would be one of the worst things they could ever do

    I would hope if they make that rule you see the entire damn league kneel

    They make that decision and it's really damn near impossible to see the NFL as anything outside of an oppressive, greedy league that has no respect for those who risk their brains and bodies for the right to. E told they cannot voice their opinions on the murder and slaughtering of innocent humans
     
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    Not getting together to discuss race relations with your black paying fans and all the cops you are paying overtime to protect your stadium and parking lots that are helped paid for by your black fans. Color me surprised
    :mjpls:
     
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    What's sad is that there will not be ONE black person in that meeting :francis:
     
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    ANd even if the rule is changed and they force the players to stand. Nobody will feel its genuine. So they lose either way. 45s base will get a laugh then realize the players really dont want to stand, so they will still be upset.
     
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    Maybe they should meet to see what they can do to help end (or at least lessen) police brutality and racial discrimination, which would go quite far toward ending these protests.

    Including protesting players and organizations that fight these problems might be a good idea as well.

    Jagaloons.
     
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    Now more than ever it's important for a white player with power to stand for non-white people

    I'm not talking a Chris Long, I'm talking Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, JJ Watt type of player

    One of them should kneel and specially say that changing this rule would be racist and oppressive and clearly Un-American
     
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    You simply cant force anyone to stand.
     
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    You gonna stand boys :mjpls:

    Let's back to football but slob on JJ Watt for starting a go fund me page

    Let's get back to football but have cancer awareness month

    Let's get back to football and not make it political but charge tax payers new taxes for new stadiums
     
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    Fascism.
     
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    Nfl players union is pathetically weak. There gonna do whatever their told.
     
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    Meeting will be 5 seconds.
     
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    Bingo

    *room is silent*

    Jerry - "I don't like the shyt"

    The other 29 owners "We don't either"

    Lmao...I would love to be a fly on the wall as Mr. Drummond's graduating class discusses how to attack this
     
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