Skip to comments.NFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem
Posted on 07/19/2018 8:21:27 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The National Football League announced Thursday that it will freeze its new policy requiring players to remain standing during the national anthem.
The NFL said in a statement that it has been working on a resolution to the anthem issue with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), one week after the association filed a grievance against the league over its controversial anthem policy.
In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPAs grievance and on the NFLs anthem policy, the NFL's statement reads. No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.
The NFL and NFLPA reflect the great values of America, which are repeatedly demonstrated by the many players doing extraordinary work in communities across our country to promote equality, fairness and justice, the statement continued. Our shared focus will remain on finding a solution to the anthem issue through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation.
In May, NFL owners voted to approve a policy requiring players on the field to stand during the national anthem. Players who "do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem" are subject to a fine under the policy.
Under the terms of the announced policy, which was implemented after months of controversy surrounding the anthem protests, players are allowed to stay in the locker room.
President Trump has repeatedly attacked NFL players who kneel during the anthem as part of a movement sparked by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick protesting police brutality and racial inequality.
In August 2017, Trump stoked backlash after calling for players who did not stand for the anthem to be fired, referring to such a player as a "son of a bitch."
The president also slammed the new anthem policy earlier this month, saying that it is "worse" than allowing players to kneel.
OK guys; get ready for even lower ratings next season. Maybe even blackouts thanks to greater revenue losses.
Kiss this years remaining ratings goodbye too.
The NFL is total history , We need immediate hearings in congress on NFL steroid use. It is 100%!!
All Goodell had to do was enforce the rule that had existed in the NFL by-laws since its founding and none of this crap would have or be happening right now.
I quit watching the first time the Broncos took a knee. They became the Donkeys to me and I have never watched MFL since. They are racists so F-them.
They could not pay me to watch a bunch of spoiled, rich, priveleged America-haters in tight pants knocking into each other on TV. I dont know why any patriotic American would be willing to watch these bozos after all this.
When the employer is scared to death of the employee who will play the race card at the blink of an eye. That's when.
....this all started in the summer of
2016...when Odungo had several meetings with BLM at the WH..then came antifa...then Colon Pickurazz....it’s summer,camps open in a few weeks and it’s all Trump’s fault..
Die NFL, die.
It’s a sport were grown men can’t self police celebration chest slapping and fruity dances. Who cares if they stand for the anthem when they will be performing celebratory prancing and raging hulk poses after meaningless plays 20 minutes after? It’s all lame, kneeling or standing.
...he’s too busy counting his $$$
You’ve got the protected class reaching critical mass numbers in the NFL. They are now asserting their privilege.
This should have been kept strictly a management/employee issue and handled swiftly at the beginning and nipped in the bud.
Now its a political/revenue/viewership disaster for the league no matter what face they put on it and its all downhill from here.
The beginnings of a complete breakdown of order on the field will start appearing ever more frequently with the disrupters being coddled.
The NFL can afford to whistle past the graveyard now but it is not going to last. The rot is spreading.
For being savvy businessmen, the owner shore look like a pack if sissies.
do whatever you want NFL- you have lost control of your players, and ow the inmate rule the asylum- I’ve lost interest in you and haven’t watched for awhile now because of the disrespect you and your players are showing- good riddence-
I’d boycott them over this, but I’m boycotting them already.