Report: NFL Anthem Resolution Not Expected by Week 1

The NFL suspended its new anthem policy last month, in order to open the way toward negotiations with the NFL players Association (NFLPA) on a jointly negotiated policy for the coming year.

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NFL Players Chief Hits Back Over Anthem Protests

Los Angeles (AFP) – National Football League Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith hit back on Monday after fresh criticism of athletes who kneel or sit during the playing of the US national anthem.

AP Tim Ireland

Solution to NFL Mess: Owners and Union Need to Tell Players, ‘You’re Killing the Golden Goose’

The NFL has a hot mess on its hands. Players knelt during the National Anthem in record numbers last weekend, an act of defiance towards President Donald J. Trump, who on September 22, called on kneeling players to be fired. The practice of NFL player anthem kneeling was started last year by former San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick because he feels the United States “oppresses black people.”

AP Maddie Myer

NFL Players React on Twitter to President Trump Calling Out Anthem Protesters

President Trump minced no words when it came to how he feels about NFL players who protest the playing of the national anthem. Speaking at a rally for Luther Strange, Republican candidate for Senate, Trump called the protesting players “SOB’s” and said he hoped they’d get “fired.”

AP Matt Rourke