Back in May, the NFL announced its controversial rule that teams would face a fine if players didn’t stand during the national anthem. To be specific, players have the choice of remaining on the field or staying in their locker room with punishments being left up to each respective organization. Today, the NFL and its Players Association have expressed that “no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks.”
This announcement comes on the heels of the Miami Dolphins receiving criticism as they may enforce up to a four-game suspension for national anthem protests. Nonetheless, sources close to the Dolphins organization have shared with ESPN that the submission of the aforementioned policy was simply part of a yearly paperwork filing that all teams must hand in. Another representative close to the team expressed that the Dolphins don’t plan on attaching suspensions to national anthem protests. Take a look at the video above to see what some of ESPN’s analysts think about the situation and let us know your thoughts as well.
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