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.
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— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) October 11, 2017
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.