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NFL puts its national anthem rules on hold

Members of the Houston Texans kneel during the national anthem
Members of the Houston Texans stand and kneel before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017. Photo: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to freeze the new national anthem policy for the next several weeks as they hold confidential negotiations to work on a resolution outside of court.

Why it matters: The freeze comes after the Miami Dolphins became the first team to announce they would be suspending and fining players who protest on the field during the 2018 season.

NFLPA Statement
Photo: NFLPA
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