Schefter: No New Anthem Policy

Schefter: No New Anthem Policy

NEW YORK -- The NFL will not institute a formal policy this season on standing during the national anthem, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Some players have knelt, remained seated, or raised fists during the playing of the national anthem as a way to raise awareness about police brutality and racial inequality. 

Players began to protest in 2016 and the topic quickly became divisive. 

The player's union still haven't said whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the anthem.

The NFL passed a new anthem policy in May, but those rules were put on hold to allow the league and union to further discuss the issue.