NFL Issues New Anthem Rules: Stand Up, Stay In Or Pay Up

Law360 (May 23, 2018, 7:13 PM EDT) -- The National Football League will require all players on the field to stand for the national anthem and fine any team whose players or staff don’t follow that rule, according to a statement on Wednesday that said on-field protests during the song had made players seem "unpatriotic."

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league’s new policy allows players and staff who don’t want to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to stay in the locker room while the song is played, but requires anyone visible to the cameras to stand and "show respect," according to a statement.

Players, including former San Francisco...

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