NFL To Make Standing for Anthem a Team-by-Team Choice
The NFL has had to deal with the anthem protests for the past few seasons
The NFL is reportedly considering implementing a change that will allow teams to make their own decisions in regards to players standing, or kneeling, for the national anthem, according to the Washington Post’s Mark Maske.
The anthem has been a hot button topic among the league, players, owners, and fans since it grabbed mainstream attention, beginning with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick back in 2016..
Owners are expected to vote on a potential change at this month’s upcoming meeting. There is also a potential league-wide policy that would require all players to stand, along with other options such as allowing players to remain in the locker room during the anthem, or keeping all players in the locker room until the anthem is over.
The NFL’s current policy outlines no restrictions.
“My guess is they will leave it up to the teams,” a high-ranking official said of the expected changes.