The new policy, itself, is simple and straightforward: Players, team and league personnel are required to stand during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner". Many responded to the NFL's new policy by criticizing the league for failing to protect freedom of speech.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for Trump as players began to process the new mandate from the league's owners. With Colin Kaepernick unemployed a year ago, the league's Anthem controversy had all but diminished until President Trump called protestors like Kaepernick "sons of bitches" during a rally in Alabama. It is what it is. But for him to say anybody who doesn't follow his viewpoints or his constituents viewpoints should be kicked out of the country is not very empathetic. It's not what this country was founded on.
Crude prices down on reports of possible increase in OPEC production
Domestic production edged up to 10.725 million barrels per day from 10.723 million bpd in the prior week, EIA said. Swiss investment bank UBS reportedly warns there could be an oil price spike to $100 that triggers a US recession.
"I'm sure our players will have a chance to digest it all, and we'll come up with what we as a team feel is right", Payton said after the team's third day of organized team activities.
Players who choose not to stand may remain in the locker room until after the anthem is finished. Brees thinks all players should stand during the anthem, so his stance is unchanged with the new rule. Many of those who oppose the protests believe they are disrespectful to the military.
Philadelphia's Malcolm Jenkins said, in response to the policy, "I will not let it silence me". To me, the flag represents the ideas and the ideals that make us America. "They said they're going to give their money to social justice". It would be easy to tell grown men to stay in the locker room or keep their hands on their chests during the National Anthem. However, he wasn't pressed by the media and danced around the fact that the NFL's new policy is nearly identical to the National Basketball Association policy that's been around for decades. I can't hit with my head, they're changing the kickoff, so they're changing a lot of rules. As the Democratic party's leader, she should steer the national debate away from nitpicking over the form of the protest, to the protest itself. Among the most genuine: "Demanding equal treatment for all, calling attention to social injustice - especially when someone pays a stiff price for protesting".
Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing
He added that Cyclone Mekunu has slowed down and that it is no longer categorized as a hurricane but an orbital storm. The Port of Salalah, a key gateway for the country, is also closed with its cranes secured against the pounding rain.
Stern, the longest-tenured commish in National Basketball Association history at 30 years, added: "I think every league needs rules to cover every situation".
"I love my children. Maybe you shouldn't be in the country".
"I guess if God just made me a football player then that's all we'd talk about".
Census: Chicago's population drops 3rd year in a row
Los Angeles remains the nation's second-largest city with 3,999,759 residents as of July 1, 2017, according to the Census Bureau. Chicago's population stood at an estimated 2,716,450 as of July 1 previous year , compared with 2,720,275 the same day in 2016.