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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Stephen Ross Says NFL Making No Changes To Anthem Policy

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 17 / 17

The NFL has made no changes to its anthem policy following a meeting between owners and players, said Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross . Asked if players could continue kneeling during the anthem, he replied there were no changes to the policy that allows for that. The league and NFLPA shortly after put...

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