The NFL owners will discuss what to do with the national anthem.
The NFL’s owners are going to meet next week and the national anthem will be a heavy topic of discussion.
Players kneeling or standing during the national anthem has been the biggest storyline of the 2017 season, with the President of the United States getting seriously involved.
The NFL’s game rules says players “should” stand for the national anthem, but to this point, there’s been no discipline for those who don’t. Jerry Jones said his players will be punished if they “disrespect” the flag, though none have.
What to do with the national anthem moving forward is expected to be the main topic of discussion when the owners meet next week.
#NFL spokesman says league owners are going to meet soon and that anthem rules are expected to be a significant discussion.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) October 10, 2017
The NFL’s spokesman did say that the league as a whole feels it’s time to get back to football.
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart on politics: “There’s a strong feeling across the league that we ought to get back to football.”
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 10, 2017
Will some kind of official decision be made regarding all of this, though?
It sounds like it could.