Connections: Discussing the NFL's new national anthem policy

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr derided the NFL for it's

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr derided the NFL for it's"fake patriotism and"idiotic new rule requiring players and personnel stand for the national anthem

New York Jets co-owner Christopher Johnson told Newsday on Wednesday that fines related to national anthem protests "will be borne by the organization, by me, not the players". Rooney said the policy was never put to a vote at the spring meeting even though National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell said all 32 teams were in agreement.

The Steelers were at the center of the anthem controversy a year ago during Week 3 in Chicago when the players decided en masse to wait inside the tunnel leading to Soldier Field while the anthem was played. "If they set in place workplace rules, you got to kind of deal with them, especially if the team says, "This is what we're doing" and ownership".

If the NFL hoped its new national anthem policy would settle the debate about players protesting before games, the league may be disappointed. "But still, I think it's good", Trump beamed in the interview, taped previous afternoon while Trump attended an anti-immigration event in NY.

"I disagree with everyone on this table", McCain said.

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On his thoughts about the rule changes: "I haven't really thought too much about it because it's not really going to affect me". However, any player who doesn't want to stand will be given the option to stay in his team's locker room.

"This is a contradictory policy", Rebecca Gerber, Care2's senior director of engagement, said in a statement.

Baldwin in particular expressed fierce opposition during a press conference following the Seattle Seahawks OTAs at the VMAC, calling President Donald Trump "an idiot" after Trump implied that players who don't stand during the national anthem shouldn't be allowed to live in the U.S. "53 percent of Americans according to a Washington Post poll published yesterday said it's never inappropriate to kneel during the national anthem". Does it infringe on the right of players to protest? It's a representation of what we're about, which is diversity, peaceful protest, the abilities, the right to free speech. That's something we think we owe. "I think the people pushed it forward". "Your whole team is out there (for the anthem) and you come running out (of the locker room) like, 'Oh, he's the guy.' Who wants to go through that?"

"The NFL really missed it this time", Baldwin said.

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