NFL Says Players Should Stand For National Anthem, Will Not Impose Rule For Players To Stand

By  //  October 18, 2017

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(FOX NEWS) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he believes all players “should” stand for the national anthem – but stopped short of imposing a rule on standing for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Goodell, speaking to reporters on Wednesday, said it is important for the league and its players to honor and respect “our flag and our country.

“We are not afraid of the tough conversations,” he added. “Out of those discussions, [players] understand that owners and the NFL do really care about the issues.”

Asked about owners who threatened discipline for players who didn’t stand, Goodell said the owners didn’t discuss it.

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