Update 2 (6 pm ET): While NFL owners are preparing to discuss a unilateral rule change to ban kneeling, Deadspin has pointed out that, technically, such a rule change has already been made.
An excerpt from the league’s ‘game operations manual’ – officially titled the ‘Policy Manual for Member Clubs” – that has made the rounds on social media clearly shows that players can be fined of suspended if they don’t stand, or aren’t present on field for, the anthem.
.@mortreport referencing @NFL game operations manual policy for national anthem on Monday Countdown. Here it is in full: pic.twitter.com/ifSMYuvOV9
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) October 9, 2017
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Oct 10, 2017.