It is the owners call not the NFL. It has to be in the players employment contract. Owners have not spoken out enough masse. Jerry Jones knelt with his players. So there is no consensus. BUT IT IS NOT DONALD TRUMPS BUSINESS. What the players are doing is not illegal. Forcing players to stand who don't want to stand is not a show of patriotism. Let them play football. This symbolism is like when we stand for the pledge of allegiance. We should stand to show respect. But if we don't stand it shouldn't affect you. If you choose to be offended, then you will be offended. Like those in my church who attend MASS but choose not to take communion. Priest dose not deny trappings of the church for those who don't take communion. Their choice. Does not affect my choice in the slightest. Called live and let live. Decide for yourselves if this is offensive behavior but don't decide it for me.
Well said. Why get offended by any athletes or bands or filmmakers political beliefs to the point you don't watch something you enjoy. Just makes no sense. I'll admit that all the attention this issue gets does distract from my enjoyment of the game. And that's what I want stopped. So whatever that takes, I'm in favor of as a consumer of the NFL product. .Trump injecting himself into this only brought more attention and more divisiveness to the entire deal. He made things worse when he had no business fueling the fire at all. Same with Pences juvenile and expensive stunt. Judt yet another case of government overstepping its boundaries. And that is a real problem much bigger than this entire issue.