NFL Puts National Anthem Policy On Hold During Talks With Players Association
By Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News // July 21, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: The National Football League and its players association announced Thursday that the league would hold off on enforcing its new national anthem policy while the two sides attempt to resolve the issue.
FOX NEWS) – The National Football League and its players association announced Thursday that the league would hold off on enforcing its new national anthem policy while the two sides attempt to resolve the issue.
In a joint statement, the NFL and NFLPA said they “have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue.
“In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA’s grievance and on the NFL’s anthem policy,” the statement continued.
“No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing.”
The league announced in May that teams would be fined if players did not stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” while on the field or on the sidelines. The policy did allow players to stay in the locker room if they wished.
The NFLPA filed a grievance challenging the anthem policy earlier this month. That grievance has also been put on hold during the talks.
“The NFL and NFLPA reflect the great values of America, which are repeatedly demonstrated by the many players doing extraordinary work in communities across our country to promote equality, fairness and justice,” the joint statement concluded. “Our shared focus will remain on finding a solution to the anthem issue through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation.”
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