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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to New York to discuss immigration policy, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 24, 2018 - 7:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you don't stand for the anthem. Trump spoke to "Fox & Friends" in an interview that aired Thursday. The policy forbids...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem. Put the focus back on football. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 12:49 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Stand or stay out of sight. Looking to quell a national debate that was sparked by Colin Kaepernick, stoked by President Trump and some say chipped away at the very popularity of America's game, NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday that allows players to protest during the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster (56) stands on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. A Santa Clara County judge has ruled that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after the accuser recanted her allegations at a preliminary hearing, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 23, 2018 - 11:18 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Clara County judge ruled Wednesday that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after determining there was no evidence that Foster ever hit his ex-girlfriend. Judge Nona Klippen said prosecutors didn't...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers, in San Diego. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
May 23, 2018 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tells reporters the NFL team owners have reached agreement on a new league policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 23, 2018 - 6:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand if they are on the field during the national anthem but permitting them to stay in the locker room if they prefer (all times EDT): ___ 6 p.m. Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea says the NFL's new national anthem...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito (64) sets up to block against the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Jacksonville, Fla. Incognito is free to resume his career after the Bills released him from their reserve/retired list on Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
May 23, 2018 - 4:18 pm
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Veteran NFL guard Richie Incognito has been taken into custody for psychiatric examination after an incident at a Florida gym. Boca Raton police say they received a call Wednesday from a gym patron about a disturbance and as a result took Incognito into custody under Florida...
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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill stretches out during an NFL organized team activities football practice, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla. Tannehill returns to the Dolphins' practice field this week for OTAs optimistic he can stay healthy after suffering a serious knee injury each of the past two years. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
May 23, 2018 - 2:16 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill is back on the field with the Miami Dolphins and says he's not thinking about his surgically repaired left knee. Tannehill is practicing this week for the first time since a torn left ACL in training camp ended his 2017 season before it began. A serious injury to...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kisses New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson on the forehead before announcing New Orleans has been selected to host the 2024 Super Bowl during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 23, 2018 - 11:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Super Bowl is headed back to New Orleans for the 11th time and will make its fourth stop in Arizona. NFL owners voted unanimously on both sites Wednesday at the league's annual spring meeting in Atlanta, which will host the 2019 Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 2023 title...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league's position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL's stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by...
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