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The NFL's New National Anthem Policy Is On Hold

The league and the NFL Players Association said in a joint statement Friday they have agreed to suspend enforcement of the new rules.
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The NFL's New National Anthem Policy Is On Hold

The NFL's new national anthem policy has been put on hold.

The league and the NFL Players Association said in a joint statement Friday they have agreed to suspend enforcement of the new rules while they continue to discuss the issue. 

In the meantime, the two sides say they will work on a resolution "through mutual, good faith commitments, outside of litigation."

The NFL Players Association filed a grievance over the national anthem policy earlier this month. The organization said the NFL imposed the new rules without consulting them first.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the new policy back in May.

It requires all players and league personnel on the field to stand during the national anthem or face a fine. Personnel who don't wish to comply have the option to stay in the locker room until the anthem is over.

Friday's announcement came not long after reports surfaced that the Miami Dolphins could fine or suspend players for up to four games if they violate the new rules.