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Ravens coach issues statement about NFL anthem policy

Posted: 2:58 PM, May 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 08:04:08-04

Baltimore Ravens' Coach John Harbaugh issued a statement during the team's Organized Team Activity, Thursday, about the NFL's new policy threatening fines for players who kneel on the field during the pregame playing of the national anthem.

“I believe in standing for the flag. To me, the flag represents the ideas and the ideals that make us America. I also believe in the freedoms the flag represents and that people can speak for themselves. I know this: Our players respect the flag and what it represents. And, we’re all proud at the Ravens of the work they do to make this community and country better.”