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Doug Baldwin on How NFL Owners Have Tried to Control Players During the National Anthem

He said one owner told his players: “You’re going to stand on the line with your hand on your heart … Because this is my stage”


On the latest Any Given Wednesday, which airs at 10 p.m. ET tonight, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin came on the show to talk about the state of the NFL. In his sit-down segment with Bill Simmons and Joel McHale, Baldwin revealed that some NFL owners are forcing their players to stand for the national anthem.

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Then, Baldwin detailed how the NFL’s concussion protocol works. He said He said that it’s possible for players to “fake” their way through the protocol to get themselves back into games.

Doug Baldwin on the NFL’s Concussion Protocol