Report: NFL Did Not Hold Official Vote for National Anthem Policy Change

Report: NFL Did Not Hold Official Vote for National Anthem Policy Change

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

The NFL‘s new policy requiring players and team personnel to stand for the national anthem reportedly didn’t go to an official vote at the league’s meetings.  

Per ESPN The Magazine‘s Seth Wickersham, NFL executives knew how owners would vote after taking an unofficial poll, but they didn’t conduct an official vote before passing the measure. 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday a new policy that requires all players and personnel on the field to stand for the anthem. If they choose not to, they will be allowed to stay in the locker room or another area off the field until after the anth

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