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NFL “Kneeling” Rule Causes CHS Debate

The Washington Redskins have not had many issues with kneeling during the national anthem, but a new NFL rule may cause even more controversy.

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The Washington Redskins have not had many issues with kneeling during the national anthem, but a new NFL rule may cause even more controversy.

John Guglielmone, Reporter

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The majority of NFL team owners voted on a policy concerning kneeling or sitting down during the national anthem before games May 23.

Unanimously the voting owners came up with a rule stating that players on the field must stand for the anthem. However players have a choice to stay in the locker room during the anthem and that can be their form of protest.

“I believe the rule takes away the players’ constitutional rights,” junior Noah Dickerson said. “The players should have a right to kneel or sit during the anthem”.

One NFL owner, San Francisco’s Jed York, abstained from voting. Since then only one CEO from any NFL team has stated intentions to pay for any fines that the players accumulate due to the rule, Christopher Johnson of the New York Jets.

While the owners are mostly in agreement, not all CHS students are on the same side.

“I think it’s a smart rule,” junior Daniel Ward said . “Their ratings and the amount of money that they have brought in has decreased majorly since the players in the league started kneeling”.

“I would have done the same thing if I was Goodell” said peer educator Ms. Waxman. “When you are working for a company or a corporation, they have the right to eliminate some of your first amendment rights if it helps the company or corporation.”

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