No major changes forthcoming to NFL’s enforcement of national anthem policy, per report

NFL owners are not expected to make any major changes to the league’s governance of player protests when they meet Tuesday in New York, CBS Sports reports.

While the league’s gameday operations manual stipulates that players are subject to fines or other forms of discipline if they do not stand for the national anthem, there is no expectation that the NFL would issue an ultimatum or mandate on the matter, according to the report.
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There is a division among ownership on this issue. While hardliners, the Cowboys’ Jerry Jones included, believe the policy should be enforced, others believe doing so would further damage the owners’ relationship with players.

According to Reid, he thought that was the right thing to do.

I don’t worry about the questions that will be asked afterwards; I do what my gut tells me to do, Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. I thought that was the right thing to do. Again, we hadn’t been down there or really moved the ball too much. If nothing else, it backs them up and gives us an opportunity to come back and win the game. Which we did, we had an opportunity there to win the game. So these are the things I’m thinking about. I’m preaching to the team to stay aggressive without being stupid.

The Chiefs managed to score a touchdown on their next series, bringing the score to 12-10. The Steelers came away with a 19-13 victory after Antonio Brown scored on an incredible catch and run with a little over three minutes to play, but the extra field goal could have given the Chiefs the momentum they needed to get another score.
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It didn’t work out, so hindsight ends up being that you wish you would have kicked it, Reid said.

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