NFL already suspending anthem policy

The NFL and the NFL Player's Association have agreed to suspend the league's policy on the national anthem, just weeks before preseason games are set to begin.

In a brief statement issued Thursday evening, the league and the player's association said they had come to a "standstill agreement," meaning that no new rules relating to the anthem would be issued or enforced over the "next several weeks."

In May, the NFL announced it would fine teams if on-field players or personnel did not stand at attention during the national anthem. The rule also says players and personnel are not required to participate in the ceremony and can remain in the locker room during the song's playing.

It was also announced that teams could also punish players who demonstrated during the national anthem as they see fit.

Thursday's announcement came just hours after the Associated Press reported that the Miami…

Original published: 2018-07-20 06:41:45 Read the full Detroit News here


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