Roger Goodell's letter to NFL teams: Players should stand for the anthem
Published on October 10, 2017
NFL commisioner Roger Goodell distributed a letter to all 32 teams on Tuesday asking everyone to come together to find an alternative to the national anthem protests. "Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game." "We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us." Goodell's letter comes after Vice President Mike Pence walked out of the 49ers-Colts game after players knelt during the anthem.