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Here's what the NFL anthem policy actually means

How will "show respect" be defined? Can players raise their fist? Will there be any avenue to protest without discipline? Here's what to expect.

Reid: NFL had a chance to make a statement with new anthem policy -- and it fumbled

The NFL could have showed support for its majority black workforce instead of opting for an ambiguous "solution."

Is the NFL's anthem controversy over with new policy?

The SportsNation crew believe that the NFL's changes to its national anthem policy has created other issues for the league.

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What issues surround new anthem rules?

Josina Anderson says NFL player rights are being infringed upon by not being able to express themselves freely.

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NFL anthem policy leaves a lot open to interpretation

Jason Reid joins OTL to weigh in on the NFL's new rules for the national anthem.

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Riddick: 'Owners trying to protect their bottom line'

Louis Riddick says the new anthem policy requiring players to stand or be in the locker room helps owners from alienating fans.

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Answers to the five biggest questions left in the offseason

Will OBJ get a new deal? Where will Dez Bryant sign? We take on the NFL's biggest questions left to be answered this offseason.

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How 2017 NFL holdouts fared: Donald dominated; Bell took time

There were some high-profile players absent from OTAs and training camp in 2017. How did each get along following his return to the field?

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Tragic end, new beginning

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  • Grounds For Return

    For Chicago White Sox grounds crew member Nevest Coleman, the journey from prison to exoneration is a story of time lost, new beginnings and a murder that remains a mystery.

Lionel Messi is the quietest superstar

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  • Stay Messi, My Friend

    Lionel Messi only seems like the least interesting man in the world. Listen closely and his silence speaks louder than most athletes' shouts.