NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says players should stand for the national anthem.
“We believe everyone should stand for the national anthem. That’s an important part of our policy,” Goodell said in a press conference Wednesday in New York.
Goodell, speaking to reporters after a two-day owners meeting in New York, announced no plans to change the league’s policy. The policy says that players should stand for the Anthem, but it does not require them to.
“Our players will state to you publicly they are not doing this in any way to be disrespectful to the flag,” Goodell said. He said the league is “not looking to get into politics, but what we’re looking to do is to continue to give people a focus on football.”
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