Denver Broncos union representative Matt Paradis says that while he wishes players were consulted on the new national anthem policy, NFL owners have every right to introduce new rules.
Paradis says that "they are the employers, so if they want to create a stipulation, we'll go from there."
Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe agrees with the league's new mandate for players to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" or stay inside the locker room.
Wolfe says: "That's probably the best way to do it. The NBA's been doing it for 20 years and they haven't had an issue."
Broncos Presiedent and CEO Joe Ellis said in a statement:
"It's important that we discuss today's developments with our players, and I'm looking forward to speaking with them as soon as possible. As we've said publicly as well as in conversations with our team and other constituents, we want all members of our organization to stand for the National Anthem. At the same time, we need to listen to our players and support the issues and causes that matter to them."