NFL Considering a Penalty for Anthem Kneeling

NFL owners are meeting in Atlanta this week to discuss the upcoming season. During those conversations, the topic of anthem protests has come up.

It appears that NFL owners are reportedly considering instituting a 15-yard penalty for players who kneel during the national anthem.

Under the proposal, the home team would have the option to decide whether teams come out to the field for the anthem. Teams would then be penalized 15 yards if a player chooses to kneel.

Would this rule, if implemented,  be seen as the NFL caving to Trump's criticism of the players protesting? Or should the NFL just do what the NBA does and require their players to stand for the anthem? 


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