Controversy continues to swirl around the NFL National Anthem and the league’s reaction to player protests. NFL owners recently approved a National Anthem policy for next season that requires players and league personnel on the sideline to stand, but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don’t want to stand.

Under the change approved by team owners at the Spring League Meeting, individual clubs will have the power to set their own policies to ensure the anthem is being respected during any on-field action. If a player chooses to protest on the sideline, the NFL will fine the team, and the protesting player could also face a fine from his team.

Carrie Saldo talks with Martin Dobrow, Professor of Communication at Springfield College, and William Newman, Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Western Massachusetts, to get their reaction.