Statement From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell STATEMENT OMMISSIONER ODELL The policy adopted today was approved in concert with the NFL's ongoing commitment to local communities and our country-one that is extraordinary in its scope resources and alignment with our players We are dedicated to continuing our collaboration with players to advance the goals of justice and fairness in all corners of our society The efforts by many of our players sparked awareness and action around issues of social justice that must be addressed The platform that we have created together is certainly unique in professional sports and quite likely in American business We are honored to work with our players to drive progress It was unfortunate that on-field protests created a false perception among many that thousands of NFL players were unpatriotic This is not and was never the case This season all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room until after the Anthem has been performed We believe today's decision will keep our focus on the game and the extraordinary athletes who play it-and on our fans who enjoy it LI The 32 member clubs of the National Football League have reaffirmed their strong commitment to work alongside our players to strengthen our communities and advance social justice The unique platform that we have created is unprecedented in its scope and will provide extraordinary resources in support of programs to promote positive social change in our communities The membership also strongly believes that 1 All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and 2 The Game Operations Manual will be revised to remove the requirement that all players 3 Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room or in a 4 A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and 5 Each club may develop its own work rules consistent with the above principles regarding 6 The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not the Anthem be on the field for the Anthem similar location off the field until after the Anthem has been performed show respect for the flag and the Anthem its personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem Statement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell httpstco1Vn7orTo1R Meme

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