NFL not changing its national anthem policy, Goodell says

Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Tuesday at the league's fall meetings that altering the language from "should stand" to "must stand" was not discussed.
2:09 | 10/18/17

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They would tell you go to someone other issues that we spoke Spinner ritual time talking about this morning was. How much. We believe. And everyone should stand for the National Anthem that's an important part of our policy. It's also an important part of her game. That we all take great pride and and it's also. Are important for us to honor flight. And to our country and we think our fans expect. And so that is something that we continue to focus on this morning. But really talking a lot about. The opportunity exists for their players to try to go. And really make the difference in our communities in a positive way while I think order of things we needed to keep the focus on is. Again we believe their players should stand for the nationally. That's an important part of our a game and our moments. And we believe in that. I think we are sent keep focus as we have about six or seven players. They're involved with its protests at this point. And this is something that what we try to do is do with the underlying issue and understand what it is that there are protesting and try to address that matter. And so let me finish it so important thing for us is to be it would do that and take that opportunity to make real differences in our community. And that is really what's gonna ultimately be the important aspect for its long term because this is a long term issue we need to make sure we do that in the right way. I understand where our fans feel about this issue and we feel the same way about the importance or flak about the importance of patriotism. And I believe our players feel that way. They will speak to you and they've stated to everyone publicly they are not doing this in anyway to be disrespectful to the flag. But they also understand how it's being interpreted. And that's why we're trying to and do what those underlying issues we want our players to stand we're gonna continue to occurs and it's and we're gonna continue to work on these issues in the community. We'll address issues like he would do hypotheticals right now would do of those issues at stake tomorrow but for us right now that's our focus.

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