NFLPA asks league to honor Veterans Day

By The Sports Xchange  |  Nov. 8, 2017 at 6:37 PM
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Members of the NFL Players Association unanimously passed a resolution asking for the league's community to honor the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act during games on Sunday.

The Act calls for all Americans to observe a two-minute moment of silence on Veterans Day.

The NFLPA said in a statement that it will work with the league to implement this moment of silence for the weekend's games.

NFL owners and executives have been scrambling to determine the best response to players kneeling during the national anthem this season, a movement started last year by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to denounce police brutality against African-Americans, social injustice and racial inequality. A number of players followed Kaepernick's lead by taking a knee during the anthem last year and this season.

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