Breaking: NFL owners pass new national anthem policy.

New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem.

We try to keep it light here at Sugar & Sports but we also need to discuss the important issue.

NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday.

The new policy subjects teams to a fine if a player or any other team personnel do not show respect for the anthem. That includes any attempt to sit or kneel, as dozens of players have done during the past two seasons. Those teams will also have the option to fine any team personnel, including players, for the infraction.

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