The NFLPA on Tuesday said it has filed a grievance against the league, challenging the NFL’s new policy regarding players and the national anthem.
The league announced in late May that players and team personnel on the sideline when the national anthem is played before games would be required to stand. As an alternative under the new policy, players would be allowed to remain in their locker rooms while the anthem is played. However, under the policy, teams would be fined if players or other personnel on the field do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.
Shortly after that announcement, the players union said its members weren’t consulted about the changes and it would review the new policy and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement.
Nick Goody: He was pitching great until he abruptly got hit hard in four straight games, after which he went on the disabled list. Now he’s on the 60-day DL. There’s no timetable for his return.
You ever watch Spiderman? With great power comes great responsibility. I think I have that, and I think our players have that. I think a lot of them appreciate that.
On search for a team president to run the Panthers’ day-to-day operations:
Experience running a sports team is probably No. 1. Different types of experience like that. Obvious business things (like) marketing, development … there’s probably a lot of development here. (There are) a couple people I’ve kind of pinned down.
I just want to make sure the person will be able to build a good team here and also understand the philosophy I just outlined openness and a team environment and one family. We’re family here, and I want to make sure people understand that. That family includes the football side and the business side. The family feels safe inside this building.