Tag: national anthem

Staff ReportsJuly 19, 2018

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The “Proper Anthem Conduct” section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy who insisted […]

Drew WilsonMay 25, 2018

In a new post published on Medium, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum called for Floridians to embrace unity as they celebrate Memorial Day this weekend. “This Memorial Day Weekend, I’ll join with millions of Americans to stand in unity honoring the brave men and women who have lost their lives defending this […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 24, 2018

Candidates for public office in Jacksonville, mindful of endorsements and donations, generally steer clear of commentary on civil liberties issues. However, Kevin Monroe, a Democrat running to replace state Senate candidate Reggie Brown in Northwest Jacksonville’s District 10, deviated from the ongoing trend by directly linking the paradox between the National Football League’s new National Anthem policy […]

Staff ReportsMay 23, 2018

NFL owners approved a new national anthem policy Wednesday that gives individual teams the authority to set their own anthem-related rules and permits players to remain in the locker room during the playing of the anthem, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. The new policy eliminates the current requirement from the league’s game operations […]

Mitch PerryNovember 15, 2016

After igniting a firestorm of criticism for his decision to sit down during the playing of the national anthem Sunday to protest Donald Trump’s election, Tampa Bay Buccaneer wide receiver Mike Evans said on Tuesday that going forward he will focus on “more effective ways to communicate my message,” and will stand with his teammates once again this coming Sunday. […]

Mitch PerryNovember 14, 2016

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans‘ decision to sit during the national anthem before Sunday’s game to protest Donald Trump’s election as president is provoking strong reaction, including fierce criticism from Republican state Sen. Jack Latvala. “I support the First Amendment and everyone’s right to protest,” Latvala wrote on his Facebook page. “But to disrespect our flag and national anthem […]


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