NFL Proposes 15-Yard Penalty For Kneeling

The NFL has finally recognized what is killing their ratings.

Atlanta, GA - The NFL has proposed a potential 15-yard penalty rule for players who kneel during the national anthem.

On Tuesday, NFL owners got together to have a discussion and the the topic of anthem kneelers was brought up, according to Sports Illustrated.

NFL reporter Albert Breer tweeted out Tuesday that the idea being floated was to allow teams to stay in the locker room during the nation anthem, but if they do com out then they can't kneel.

"Per sources, one anthem idea being discussed: Leaving it up to home team on whether teams come out for the anthem; if teams do come out for the anthem, potential that teams could be assessed 15-yard penalties for kneeling," Breer tweeted.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the protests in the pre-season of 2016, protesting the flag over allegations that American police officers are racist killers.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” Kaepernick said at the time.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers after the 2016 season and sat out the 2017 NFL season when no teams signed him.

Kaepernick’s teammate Eric Reid was a vocal supporter of the anthem protests. Reid didn't sign with the 49ers and also became a free agent.

Both players have since been unemployed and have filed a lawsuit against the NFL after they weren't hired.

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davidebrwn
davidebrwn

T he only slavery that exists in the US today is in prostitution.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Sickandtired In short, indentured servants and slaves who belonged to enemies of the colonies were gunned down for trying to escape with their lives, even though they had nothing to do with the aggression.

Now try singing that to the tune, and see if it still gives you the same sense of pride.

I have a feeling i know what your response will be.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Sickandtired From the third stanza:

No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave, And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Grewvin
Grewvin

The NFLs only patriotism is to revenue. If it never hurt their bottom line the right thing to do like finding another way to protest other then during the anthem would have been resolved a long long time ago. Later NFL!

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

Yeah, I'm not seeing it...