View Full Version : Titans To Back Players Who Stay Inside For National Anthem

06-06-2018, 04:34 PM
New Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel told his roster that any player who opts to stay in the locker room during the national anthem has the full support of the organization.

At his Wednesday press conference, Vrabel said he addressed the NFL's new anthem policy, which allows players to stay inside during the playing of the anthem but requires them to stand if on the field. A fine will be levied against the team for players who do not comply and the team can address the protest however it sees fit.

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"I wanted to make sure that everybody understood the policy that just came out, so as coaches and players and everybody in our organization, we're fully aware of what the policy is. With that being said, we're also fully aware that we have Miss Amy's (controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk) and the entire organization's support to make a decision based on that policy," Vrabel said.

If this is intended to be an "out of sight out of mind" excuse I don't think it will work. In fact its counterproductive.