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NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump. Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players “make a fortune doing what they love,” and those who refuse to stand “proudly” for the anthem should be … Continue reading NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump

Dolphins owner says he was keeping options open on anthem

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said he hadn’t decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. “We were asked to submit a form to the NFL on our overall discipline policy prior to the start of the rookie report … Continue reading Dolphins owner says he was keeping options open on anthem

ATLANTA | NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

ATLANTA (AP) — NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the … Continue reading ATLANTA | NFL owners adopt new policy to address anthem protests

NEW YORK | Unsigned safety Reid files collusion grievance against NFL

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL players’ union says former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid filed a grievance against the league, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners. Reid had joined former teammate Colin Kaepernick two seasons ago in kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and … Continue reading NEW YORK | Unsigned safety Reid files collusion grievance against NFL

Frigid Super Bowl raises questions about northern venues

MINNEAPOLIS /February 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— After years of planning and many millions in spending, there was one thing organizers of Super Bowl 52 couldn’t control — a Minnesota winter. The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots played inside. But as fans were heading to U.S. Bank Stadium at noon Sunday, the temperature in Minneapolis was minus-2 … Continue reading Frigid Super Bowl raises questions about northern venues