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Offbeat Jets, NFL could be on an anthem collision course

15:55  25 may  2018
15:55  25 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Jets chairman says he won’t discourage his players from protesting during the anthem

  Jets chairman says he won’t discourage his players from protesting during the anthem "There will be no club fines or suspensions."Despite the rule, Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said that he will not discourage or discipline any player who wishes to continue his protest on the field during the anthem.

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson became the first NFL owner to deviate from the non-unanimous unanimous And his plan to pay any fines arising from players protesting during the anthem without passing the fines along to his players, which many regard as admirable, could quickly get interesting.

Jets , NFL could be on an anthem collision course . Posted by Mike Florio on May 25, 2018, 5:57 AM EDT. Jets CEO Christopher Johnson became the first NFL owner to The NFL claimed that its owners unanimously voted to adopt a new anthem policy. And, as it turns out, the vote wasn’t unanimous.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 24:  New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and New York Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson lock arms with New York Jets players during the National Anthem prior to the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins on September 24, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) © (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 24: New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and New York Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson lock arms with New York Jets players during the National Anthem prior to the National Football League game between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins on September 24, 2017, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Richard Sherman: Jed York abstaining from anthem vote ‘carries a lot of weight’

  Richard Sherman: Jed York abstaining from anthem vote ‘carries a lot of weight’ It’s an open question how players concerned with social justice will react after NFL owners voted for the league’s new national anthem policy. It’s an open question how players concerned with social justice will react after NFL owners voted for the league’s new national anthem policy. There is one team, however, who can claim an owner that did not.

Jets , NFL could be on an anthem collision course . I've been a Jet fan since they were the Titans but if ownership,coaches & some players are going to disrespect our flag & country,I'm done.

Jets , NFL could be on an anthem collision course . Posted by Mike Florio on May 25, 2018, 5:57 AM EDT. And his plan to pay any fines arising from players protesting during the anthem without passing the fines along to his players, which many regard as admirable, could quickly get interesting.

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson became the first NFL owner to deviate from the non-unanimous unanimous non-vote vote to change the anthem policy. And his plan to pay any fines arising from players protesting during the anthem without passing the fines along to his players, which many regard as admirable, could quickly get interesting. And expensive.

The NFL typically doesn’t regard fines as parking tickets, where you just violate the rule, write the check, repeat, repeat, repeat. Instead, the NFL tends to increase the punishment in order to stop the underlying behavior.

So if it starts (and this is just a random number aimed at making the point) at $10,000 in Week One, the second offense may spike to $20,000 in Week Two. And $40,000 in Week Three. And $80,000 in Week Four. And it continues to grow and grow and grow until the thing for which the fine is being imposed ends.

It’s unclear whether the NFL will use progressive discipline in this situation. Given the way the changes to the anthem policy were handled by the league, it’s fair to wonder whether the league has even considered that angle.

At some point, the league will need to consider whether it wants to engage Johnson and the Jets in a showdown that would unfold in the NFL’s backyard, and that would play out on the front and back pages of every periodical in the nation’s No. 1 media market. Before that happens, the league would be wise to reconsider what seems to be one of the worst non-unanimous unanimous non-vote votes that ownership has ever taken not taken.

Members Find Fault With NFL’s New National Anthem Policy .
Members of Congress found a partisan divide over the NFL’s new policy on players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem.The league announced last week that players who kneel during the anthem on the field would be fined, but they can stay in the locker room if they want to protest.

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