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NFL considers 15-yard penalty for anthem kneeling [report]


NFL owners held a private meeting amongst themselves on Tuesday in Atlanta. One of the topics discussed was how the league should deal with anthem kneeling moving forward. According to Sports Illustrated, one idea floated involved penalizing teams who elect not to stand.

Via Albert Breer:

One was how the league will handle players kneeling during the national anthem going forward. An idea being floated in the room goes like this: It would be up to the home team on whether both teams come out of the locker room for the anthem, and, should teams come out, 15-yard penalties could be assessed for kneeling.

Two prominent former 49ers, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, are currently suing the NFL for collusion, based on the premise that neither have been signed to a team since hitting free agency, due to their decision to kneel during the national anthem as a protest of racial inequality.

Following explosive comments made by President Donald Trump, a number of players and teams kneeled for the anthem during the 2017 season.

 

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