The NFL has announced a new policy yesterday to fine teams if players don’t stand for the national anthem. The teams agreed to the following requirements:
· All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem.
· The Game Operations Manual will be revised to remove the requirement that all players be on the field for the Anthem.
· Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the locker room or in a similar location off the field until after the Anthem has been performed.