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Offbeat NFLPA will “challenge any aspect” of anthem policy inconsistent with CBA

21:10  23 may  2018
21:10  23 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

NFL anthem policy requires players to stand if on sideline

  NFL anthem policy requires players to stand if on sideline The NFL and its owners have come to an agreement on a new policy regarding the national anthem, and it very clearly states that players are prohibited from kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” if they choose to be on the sideline. The new policy, which was released on Wednesday, gives players the option of remaining in the locker room during the national anthem. However, those who choose to take the field are require to stand, and their respective teams will be subject to a fine if they do not.Here is the NFL’s new national anthem policy: pic.twitter.

The NFL released a statement outlining a new anthem policy agreed to in a unanimous vote of league owners at this week’ s meetings in Atlanta. “Our union will review the new “ policy ” and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement .”

The NFL Players Association said in a statement that it will review the policy and " challenge any aspect " that is inconsistent with the CBA . NFL owners approve new anthem policy . Players are required to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem .

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The NFL released a statement outlining a new anthem policy agreed to in a unanimous vote of league owners at this week’s meetings in Atlanta.

The policy calls for everyone on the field for the song to “stand and show respect,” but allows for players and other personnel to remain off the field if they choose. It also calls for the league to fine teams whose personnel do not “stand and show respect” and allows teams to set their own “work rules” for players who do not stand for the song.

After the NFL released its statement, the NFLPA responded with one of its own.

“The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new ‘policy.’ NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and law enforcement and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about.

NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

  NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-SpangledVideo by NFL.

NFL players will be allowed to remain in the locker room for the national anthem , but those who “The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new ‘ policy ,’ ” the NFLPA said in “Our union will review the new ‘ policy ’ and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the

The NFL Players Association ( NFLPA ) says they were “not consulted” about the NFL’ s new rule requiring players on the sidelines to stand for the national anthem . In addition, the NFLPA says they will review the new “ policy ” and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective

“The vote by NFL club CEOs today contradicts the statements made to our player leadership by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Chairman of the NFL’s Management Council John Mara about the principles, values and patriotism of our League.

“Our union will review the new “policy” and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement.”

At a brief press conference after the release of the statement, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said there was “incredible engagement” with players about the anthem issue and said any response to the union would come in direct conversation with them. He was also asked who would be the arbiter of what it means to “show respect” and said the “general public has a very good feel” for what that is without delving into a detailed discussion of what that might mean beyond kneeling.

Chris Long issues scorching statement ripping NFL anthem rule

  Chris Long issues scorching statement ripping NFL anthem rule The NFL owners passed a new rule concerning the national anthem on Wednesday morning, which says that players can choose not to be on the field during the anthem but those that are on the field must stand, among other things. This new rule generated all sorts of headlines nationally as people on both sides of the issue issued their thoughts, including DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFLPA, who blasted it.Now one of the league’s elder statesmen, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, has spoken up with a scorching statement decrying the rule.pic.twitter.

The National Football League Players Association quickly issued its own statement blasting the new guidelines, saying that the union was not consulted on the “Our union will review the new ‘ policy ’ and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement .

The National Football League will no longer allow players to kneel on the field during the national anthem , according to a series of updated guidelines released “Our union will review the new ‘ policy ’ and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement .

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Patriots' Devin McCourty: 'Dumb' national anthem policy could lead to more conflict in NFL .
Patriots safety Devin McCourty is no fan of the NFL's new national anthem policy, saying it's not the right way to "try to lay the hammer down."But the safety and longtime defensive captain has a distinct distaste for the ruling, saying Thursday that it was "dumb" and that he was disappointed by the decision reached by league owners last week.

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