Goodell: ‘We Want People To Be Respectful of the National Anthem’
New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem (ESPN)
New York Jets CEO Chris Johnson says the team will not discourage its players from kneeling during the national anthem despite the NFL's new policy.
NFL owners will require players to stand if they are on the field for the national anthem. Here's reaction to the new rule.
"We want people to be respectful of the national anthem," commissioner Roger Goodell said. "We want people to stand -- that's all personnel -- and make sure they treat this moment in a respectful fashion. That's something we think we owe. [But] we were also very sensitive to give players choices."