- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The NFL is mulling changes to its national anthem policy — and teams could be penalized if players kneel.

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported NFL owners discussed an idea that would leave it up to home teams to decide if teams should come out for the anthem — and a 15-yard penalty would be handed out to the offending team if a player kneels. 

Owners are conducting meetings in Atlanta, discussing a range of issues. On Tuesday, they approved billionaire David Tepper as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers. 

More discussion surrounding the anthem is expected on Wednesday, according to the NFL Network. 


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