President Donald Trump and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will host a news conference Friday to announce the league’s new policy banning players from kneeling during the national anthem.
The league said it would also release the names of the players whose names were revealed in the story.
Here’s what you need to know: 1.
The news conference will be live-streamed, but only at the White House, not in the Oval Office.
There will be no White House press conference.
The NFL is making a decision to not allow players to kneel during the anthem in the new policy.
The name of the player will be released during the conference, which is expected to take place on Friday, March 17.
The players who took part in the protests last season will be named, as well.
The new policy bans players from wearing or displaying any “uniforms, insignia, patches, patches or other similar items that are designed, intended, or associated with or otherwise designed or intended to be used as a signal of allegiance to any foreign country, or any political, religious, ideological, or social group.”
NFL Commissioner Tom Brady is expected in attendance.
Brady is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and has been in the spotlight for his role in the league in recent years.
Brady has called Trump a liar.
A person familiar with the matter said Brady is set to participate in the news conference.
He is not expected to speak.
A second person familiar, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told NBC News that Brady has agreed to not participate in any official White House event this season.
The person said he believes Trump will eventually endorse Brady, but that it is unlikely to happen this year.
There are also other NFL players who have taken part in protests, including Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, Panthers defensive tackle Solomon Thomas and Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa.
Brady will also address the issue of whether the NFL should allow players from countries with a history of violence to compete in the NFL.
Brady said during a news briefing in April that he supports the players’ right to express themselves in the anthem.
“It’s about a country that is going to make a decision,” he said.
“I’m not going to sit here and defend the players, but it’s something I support.
And the owners, they also have the right to decide how they want to do it.”
The issue of racism has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, with Trump using a tweetstorm to condemn racism in America and to declare that NFL players “should be fired, suspended or banned.”
Trump has called on the NFL to discipline players who kneel or otherwise take a knee during the playing of the national anthems.
A group of protesters have held a series of protests over the past several weeks to demand an end to racism.
Here is a look at what has been reported.
Trump, Goodell: “NFL players should be fired or suspended, fined or banned!”
“These players disrespect our country, and disrespect our flag, and they should be FIRED, SUSPENDED or CENSORED!”
Trump added: “The people that make these NFL teams, the owners of these teams, should be held accountable!
The people that have put these franchises in, they should have their contracts terminated!”
Goodell: Goodell said he will address the policy with players and that he would have no comment beyond what was previously announced.
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith: “Our members have the utmost respect for our flag and our anthem, and the flag and anthem are a part of who we are.
We want to keep that.
But we also want to respect the anthem and respect the players.
And so we are disappointed that it has become a partisan issue.”
The Trump administration has said it will work with the NFL, which has been a vocal opponent of the president.
It also has said that it will “be transparent about the steps we are taking and the ways we are working together.”
The White House has not released any official reaction to the Trump administration’s position.
Brady, Patriots coach Bill Belichick: “I have always been an advocate of the people who wear our colors.
I’m proud to wear them, and I’m going to keep wearing them.
I am proud of the Patriots.
But I think the people of this country deserve better.”
Brady on the issue: “My whole heart is with the people protesting.
I know that when they are protesting, that’s when they will stand up for what they believe in.
And I’m a proud Patriots fan, so I support that.”