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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 07:53 PM

 

NFL refutes Trump tweet Goodell is 'demanding' players stand for anthem

The NFL on Wednesday refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that league Commissioner Roger Goodell is “finally demanding” that players stand up during the national anthem.

“Commentary this morning about the Commissioner's position on the Anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together,” the league said in a statement.

The NFL’s clarification came one day after Goodell said he would meet with the league’s 32 owners to address how to move forward amid a national debate about anthem protests. Dozens of NFL players have conducted demonstrations, including kneeling during the anthem or skipping it altogether, since Trump called on owners to fire any player who fails to stand.

Goodell said the league believes “everyone should stand for the National Anthem,” but stopped short of mandating that players stand. The commissioner added that the league would consider forming an “in-season platform” to allow players to promote social justice efforts.


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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:37 PM

1. yea, the NFL does such a good job of speaking out about things

Brain injuries comes to mind

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Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:41 PM

2. Roger isn't going to like it when the Players Union comes down on him.

He will wish he supported the men that have made the owners and him so rich. He is usually been on the wrong side of things for a long time.

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