No new anthem policy in NFL

Rex Christensen
September 9, 2018

Now, the NFL is not expected to enforce it at all this season, ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported Sunday, the first full day of the season.

The NFL's 1 p.m. games have since kicked off.

The league's long-standing policy had required players to be on the sideline for the anthem, encouraging but not requiring that they stand.

Schefter reported the NFL is not expected to implement a new policy on protests during the national anthem no matter how many discussions take place on the topic.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and the White House have spent much of the past year criticizing the NFL.

The new policy is going to be no policy - at least for this season, according to sources.

Players began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality, police brutality and other issues. However, online sales of Nike apparel and shoes surged in the four days after Kaepernick became the face of a new advertising campaign.

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