The NFL’s new anthem policy is here, and it is going to continue, if not worsen the controversy it was aimed at ending. Players and staff may choose to “sit out” during the national anthem, opting to remain in the locker room during the pregame anthem performance. If they are on the field during the anthem, however, they must stand and “respect” the anthem. Players or staff who decide to kneel for the anthem, while on the field, prompt the League to fine their team. Teams, in turn, have the right to fine the players of staff who involve themselves in anthem protests.