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.”