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Roger Goodell already told the owners that the players needed to stop protesting the National Anthem on company time, but now the NFL is ready to make it official policy.
In a conference call on Tuesday, chief NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said owners will allow the players to give their input, but would not need union approval to implement a change forcing players to stop protesting.
‘I don’t believe that the anthem, per se, is something that needs to be collectively bargained,’ Lockhart said.
According to the Daily Mail, The NFL players’ union did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
As it currently reads, the policy says players ‘should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their hand, and refrain from talking’ during the anthem.
However, it stops short of saying players ‘must’ stand.
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