NFL Issue Rule Mandating Players Stand For Anthem if On Sidelines

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the new national anthem policy which requires players to stand if they are on the sidelines.  Players are allowed to remain in the locker room or otherwise off the football field during the anthem. Teams will be fined if players fail to “stand and show respect” for the national anthem.  Teams and Goodell may also discipline players who do not “stand and show respect.” What constitutes showing respect for the national anthem was not defined.