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NFL National Anthem Policy Could Get Players To Bend To League's Will

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Will the new NFL national anthem policy really end up improving the situation? Some underlying factors are already determining its fate.
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Players react to Trump's comments; linebacker Marshall calls them 'disgusting'

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Several NFL players responded harshly Thursday to President Donald Trump's comments supporting the league's new national anthem policy, which calls for fines or punishment for any form of disrespect during the anthem.
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Tomi Lahren on New NFL National Anthem Policy to Prevent Kneeling

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The NFL has finally realized what we've been saying all along: Don't take your issues out on the flag and national anthem!
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National anthem issue gets to heart of how the NFL, NBA deal with their players

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The difference between how the two leagues relate to their players really comes down to one word: Trust.
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Doug Baldwin calls President Trump “an idiot”

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Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he was “not surprised” by the NFL's new national anthem policy. A day later, the Seahawks receiver expressed even less surprise at President Trump's suggestion that those who refuse to stand for the national anthem maybe “shouldn't be in the country.” “He's an idiot, plain and simple,” Baldwin said, via video
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NFL teams under no time pressure to form own anthem policies

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With no deadlines to meet and a monthlong summer break coming up, NFL teams are in no hurry to formulate a policy on demonstrations during the national anthem. One day after league owners mandated that players must stand for the "Star-Spangled Banner" - they now have the option of remaining in the locker room for the playing of the anthem - few of the 32 teams had done more than preliminary work on the issue.
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NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

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PHILADELPHIA - Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook.
The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way.
“The owners can try to prevent kneeling, but they open another can of worms,” said Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African and African-American studies and history at the University of Kansas. “Imagine if players decide as a team to not come out for the national anthem. Or if one-third of the team decides not to come...
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'Typical of the NFL': Warriors head coach Steve Kerr comments on NFL's national anthem policy

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A day after the NFL changed its policy to mandate players on the field stand for the national anthem, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called the move "typical of the NFL."
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Chiefs mum on whether they'll discourage “home of the Chiefs” refrain to cap anthem

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The broad insistence on “respect” for the national anthem by the NFL, coupled with the President's suggestion that anyone who fails to stand proudly for the anthem “maybe. .. shouldn't be in the country,” fairly should bring unprecedented attention to the behavior of everyone attending an NFL game, including the fans. Apart from
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr says new NFL anthem rule is ‘idiotic'

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says new NFL anthem rule is ‘idiotic'

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On Wednesday, the NFL implemented a new rule meant to ban peaceful protests during the National Anthem, which former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick pioneered before the league froze him out last year. On Thursday afternoon, Warriors basketball coach Steve Kerr, had a few things to say about it.
“It's just typical of the NFL,” Kerr told reporters, referring to the new policy, which requires all players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room. “They're just playing to their fan base. Basically just trying to use the anthem as fake patriotism, nationalism, scaring...
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David Tepper meets with Panthers players about anthem issue

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New Panthers owner David Tepper isn't wasting any time wading into NFL business. According to Kelsey Riggs of WCNC, Tepper flew straight from being approved at the Atlanta owners meeting to Charlotte to meet with some of his new employees yesterday. Tepper apparently discussed the league's new anthem policy with a few of the team
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NFL owners reportedly didn't vote on the league's new national anthem policy

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According to Outside the Lines, no formal vote was held before the league announced its new anthem policy
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HAWL IN: Sam Acho's seven-minute, 27 second narrative providing some NFL perspective

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LAKE FOREST - They come and they go. They start and they finish. Player or coach talks, journalist questions, player or coach leaves.
A few provide some funny moments while others provide conflict. Yet most news conferences fade out of conscious rather quickly, considering the volume of availabilities in a given year.
Hence when there is a memorable one, it's worth holding onto. One of those occurred on Wednesday, outside of Halas Hall and just off the practice field where a OTA workout was just completed.
It went seven minutes and 27 seconds, which you can see here .
Sam Acho made every...
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Players Considering New Forms of Protests for Revised National Anthem Policy

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While many players called out the new rules, President Donald Trump applauded the new policy.
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The NFL Plans to Fine Players Who Kneel During the Anthem

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Yesterday, the NFL issued a new policy requiring all players on the field to stand during the national anthem or risk league-issued fines.
For supporters of the protests, the optics are tough. It's a rule made by a mostly-white management to police the expression of a mostly-black workforce, on issues of vital importance to many of the player's fans and communities.
It also politicizes the national anthem over a spectacle that has little to do with patriotic values.
And it looks like capitulation to a petulant President who is using his bully pulpit to harangue private citizens and...
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Steve Kerr calls NFL's new national-anthem policy, which is strikingly similar to the NBA's, ‘idiotic'

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Warriors coach says leaders trying to divide us is what's wrong with this country
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NBA coach Steve Kerr blasts “idiotic” NFL anthem policy

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The NFL isn't merely being criticized by pandering politicians or labor unions who weren't consulted on their anthem policy “compromise,” they're catching it from other sports as well. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr blasted the NFL for its decision to mandate that players stand for the anthem or stay in the locker room, calling
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