Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Will Punish Players Who Kneel During National Anthem, After Saying He Would Not

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he will punish his players who kneel during the National Anthem with game suspensions, which will ultimately hurt Ross.

Ross told the Associated Press in March: “I have no intention of forcing our players to stand during the anthem…”

However, Ross has now flip-flopped, notes The Associated Press:

The “Proper Anthem Conduct” rules, provided to the Associated Press by an unidentified source, names anthem protests under a large list of “conduct detrimental to the club,” all of which could lead to a paid or unpaid suspension, a fine or both.

The NFL ruled in May that teams would be fined if their players didn’t stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” while on the field.

The players union has challenged the NFL rule.

(Sources: The Associated Press via Chicago Tribune, The Associated Press via WFOR)

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