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NFL Rules Committee Doesn’t Address Kneeling During National Anthem

The issue of players standing for the national anthem is expected to be a hot topic at this week's NFL owners meetings.

By NTK Staff | 03.26.2018 @1:07pm

[Note Partial Video Of Press Conference]

The NFL rules committee held a press conference on Monday to address some new rules that will be implemented for the 2018 season. One issue that was not address was if players should be required to stand during the national anthem.

The issue of players standing for the national anthem is expected to be a hot topic at the annual NFL owners meetings, which began this week.

Al Riveron, the NFL’s head of officiating, addressed what would be classified as a catch during the 2018 season and a new rule regarding where quarterbacks will be spotted if they slide while running with the ball.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, during his annual state of the league address ahead of the Super Bowl, seemed to suggest that the NFL rules committee might not address the issue of players kneeling during the national anthem.

In September, President Trump called on NFL owners to fire any NFL player who kneeled during the national anthem and suggested that people boycott NFL games if players kneel during the national anthem.

The American people overwhelmingly agreed with Trump that NFL players should stand during the national anthem, according to national polls.

This resulted in some NFL sponsors pulling their advertisements, lower ratings, and poor attendance at NFL games.

Other professional sports leagues in America like the NBA have rules, which require players to stand during the national anthem.

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