NFL Players Union Files Grievance Over National Anthem Policy


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The NFL Players Association  officially filed a grievance on Tuesday challenging the league’s new  national anthem policy. According to The Los Angeles Times, the  union says the policy is inconsistent with the collective league’s  bargaining agreement and infringes on players' rights. .

The policy allows  players to protest during the national anthem by staying in the locker  room, but forbids them from sitting or taking a knee if they're on the  field or the sidelines. It was approved by NFL owners at their meetings  in May and was imposed without consultation with the NFLPA. 

The union  has proposed having its executive committee discuss the issue with the  NFL rather than proceed with litigation, which the league has agreed to.

Source:  LA Times