The new rules dictate that players and personnel should stand for the anthem and that those who wish not to may choose instead to remain in the locker room during the pregame ceremony. Should a player kneel or "not show appropriate respect" for the anthem by whatever definition the league sets, their team will be fined.
President Trump took a victory lap after the news came out, but would later add that he believed new rules did not go far enough and said of players that chose to remain in their locker room "maybe you shouldn't be in the country."
Across the league, players were asked for their reaction to the new policy, Trump's words, and the ongoing conversation surrounding the protests.
You can read some of their responses below.
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