The Miami Dolphins don’t really have plans to suspend players who kneel during the national anthem, according to owner Stephen Ross, who contradicted a leaked document that said otherwise, USA Today reported. Ross issued a statement Friday saying that a reference to punishing national anthem protesters was just placeholder language in the team’s policy while they decide what they actually want to do about the issue. “The one line sentence related to the national anthem was a placeholder as we haven’t made a decision on what we would do, if anything, at this point,” Ross said in the statement. What’s the story? The Associated Press obtained a copy of a nine-page discipline policy and released it Thursday. The policy place national anthem protests under the category of “conduct detrimental to the team,” which carries a penalty of up to a four-game paid or unpaid suspension, a fine, or both. Ross said the team was required to …

Source: After leak, Miami Dolphins owner denies having plan to suspend national anthem protesters

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