Dolphins owner says he won’t make players stand for anthem

FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2015, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross, second from left,, stands on the sideline during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. Ross said, in a statement released by the Dolphins on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, that he won’t force his players to stand for the national anthem, even though he believes kneeling is an ineffective way to promote social justice. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he won’t force his players to stand for the national anthem, even though he believes kneeling is a counterproductive way to promote social justice.

Ross’ comments Tuesday in a statement released by the Dolphins came after the New York Daily News reported that he said all of the team’s players will stand for the anthem in 2018. READ MORE>

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