NFL and NFLPA release statement on anthem protocol

An NFL football leans against a pylon as the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars warm up before an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Despite speculation on how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may change policy regarding the national anthem and whether players will be obligated to stand for it, a statement released on Wednesday confirmed that no decision has been made. Goodell will be at league meetings next week, alongside NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.

The move comes in the wake of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announcing that he would bench any player who chooses not to stand for the anthem.

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