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The NFL announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement on a new policy that will penalize players who decline to stand for the national anthem (and the teams that employ them), while President Trump argued that the penalties should be more severe.

Here is the NFL's new anthem policy pic.twitter.com/dStoHDOUNz

— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) May 23, 2018

Players who decline to stand for the anthem (and the teams that employ them)...

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