Donald Trump Criticizes NFL For Not Forcing Players To Stand For Anthem

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His view puts him somewhat at odds with President Donald Trump, who has condemned athletes who protest during the national anthem.

Said Goodell: "The fact is that we have about half a dozen players that are protesting".

All that's left now is for Trump to display Roger Goodell's balls in a glass jar on his desk.

Yesterday's meeting in NY featured 11 team executives and players from eight teams, including those who have knelt in recent weeks.

The absence of an agreement on the national anthem means that players may continue to take a knee even as the NFL grapples with declining television ratings and fan outrage over the protests. ". They're talking about criminal justice reform, whether it's bail reform".

Earlier, Goodell said owners at the meeting "did not ask" players to stand during the anthem, instead focusing on ways they could make communities better.

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More on this as it develops. "Their commitment to addressing these issues is really admirable and something our owners look at by saying 'we want to support you, '" Goodell said. He also talked about what the league can do to impact equality issues, whether that be educational or economic. "That's the important aspect for us in the long term".

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York attempted to downplay President Jockstrap's attacks on players who kneel.

The statement continued: "As we said last week, everyone who is part of our National Football League community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military". We believe in that. According to a report, the owners were considering a rule that would force all players to stand while the anthem plays during their meetings this week.

NFL players and owners have scheduled a follow-up meeting for October 31 to continue their discussions from Tuesday on how the league and players can work together to support causes and issues of importance to the players, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Mr. Colon also said that he was told the subject of free-agent Colin Kaepernick came up, but that "they went straight to a bathroom break". "Based on the evidentiary standard that's in place and number of owners that would need to take part in the alleged collusion, I think it's going to be quite a challenge". "That's where our hope is, and we hope over time, few players will kneel". "The dialogue will continue", Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins told the AP. He said players have "the right to express themselves.in a respectful way".

Also Wednesday, James O'Neill, the NY police commissioner, spoke with owners about "ways players and teams can work with law enforcement and some of the issues they are facing".

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