1. Sep 26, 2017 2:16 PM EDT - WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he was "ashamed" of NFL players who have chosen to take a knee during the national anthem in protest, calling it "disgraceful" and saying that he believes the NFL should require players to stand during the anthem.
  2. "For me, that NFL situation is a very important situation," Trump said. "I have plenty of time on my hands, all I do is work. It's called respect for our country. Many people have died. Many, many people. Many people are so horribly injured ... and they were fighting for our country, they were fighting for our flag, they were fighting for our anthem."
  3. Sep 26, 2017 9:18 AM EDT - WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump wrote in a tweet on Tuesday morning that the NFL should make players stand for the national anthem as part of its rules.
  4. Sep 26, 2017 8:42 AM EDT: This week's cover of Sports Illustrated features athletes and sports figures taking a stand when it comes to politics.
  5. The magazine's cover story focuses on other times in history when sports stars have spoken out about social injustice and where the country was headed.
  6. Sep 25, 2017 6:47 AM EDT - WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump again took to Twitter to speak out about NFL national anthem protests, this time focusing on the Dallas Cowboys. See what he had to say below:
  7. Sep 25, 2017 11:12 PM EDT - ALABAMA: Vice President Mike Pence commented on national anthem controversy.
  8. Sept. 25, 2017 8:26 PM EDT- GLENDALE, Ariz.: The Dallas Cowboys, head coach Jason Garrett and team owner Jerry Jones kneeled before the national anthem was performed by Jordin Sparks. The protest was ahead of the Cowboys' game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium Monday night.
  9. Sep 25, 2017 6:32 PM EDT - WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump fires back in a series of tweets following CNN's report that "John Kelly is not pleased with Trump's NFL culture war"
  10. Sep 25, 2017 6:11 PM EDT- PITTSBURGH: Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva apologizes to his teammates and the franchise for standing Sunday.
  11. Sep 25, 2017 3:44 PM EDT - PITTSBURGH: In a statement released Monday, Pittsburgh Steelers Capt. Ben Roethlisberger said that he was unable to sleep Sunday night in the wake of the national anthem protests.
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