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NFL, players' union at impasse on national anthem policy

NFL, players' union at impasse on national anthem policy

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The NFL and its players association "have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA's grievance and on the NFL's anthem policy," they said in a joint statement on Thursday night. The NFLPA filed a grievance on July 10 against the NFL's new national anthem policy that requires players and league personnel to either stand for the anthem or remain in the locker room. The policy also subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other personnel do not show respect for the anthem. Now, that policy is on hold while the NFLPA and the NFL negotiate. "No new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks while these confidential discussions are ongoing," the joint statement read. "The NFL and NFLPA reflect the great values of America, which are repeatedly d...