- The Washington Times - Monday, August 27, 2018

Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung has an idea how to connect with NFL owners on the league’s national anthem policy — show them Beto O’Rouke’s viral response to being asked if kneeling during the playing of “Star-Spangled Banner” is disrespectful. 

At a campaign event in Houston last week, O’Rouke, a Texas Democrat seeking to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, said there was “nothing more American” than taking a knee during the anthem. 

Okung said he plans to show the response at a meeting between owners and the player’s union on Monday. 

The NFL has shelved a reformed anthem policy that banned kneeling on the sideline during the anthem after the NFLPA filed a grievance.

The league and the player’s union remain in discussions to rework the policy. 


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