Yes or No to the 15-yard penalty

Published 12:58 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Has Colin Kaepernick caused a lot of attention and made the NFL look bad with his protest of kneeling during the national anthem or is he doing the right thing?

For a while now we have heard how Colin Kaepernick has started a protest on kneeling when the national anthem is being played before the game.

This has also influenced a few other players in other sports to do the same, but just recently the NFL is considering punishing the players who kneel in protest of police brutality during the national anthem ahead of games.

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In a meeting in Atlanta, NFL owners weighed the possibility of introducing a 15-yard penalty for players who kneel during the anthem. As part home teams can decide whether both teams will come out of the locker room during the anthem. The penalties will be handed out for any player that kneels.

As we know several NFL players have taken a knee during the national over the last two seasons and as part of an effort to raise awareness of police brutality and racial inequality.

Kaepernick, who is known for the protest in 2016, has sued the NFL along with Eric Reid, saying leagues teams have worked together to keep players unsigned. Both Kaepernick and Reid are currently free agents.

As we know Kaepernick’s kneeling has influenced other players to do the same over the 2016 and 2017 football seasons.

My question to everyone is about this situation: is Do you agree with the 15-yard penalty, or should their be a another solution?

Joshua Easley is a reporter for the Brewton standard and can be contacted at