Meanwhile a United States reporter has clarified his televised report saying that the player who began the kneelingprotest had told him that he would stand during the national anthem if he returned to the NFL.
US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an NFL game in protest against players who refused to stand during the national anthem.
A White House statement from Pence urged all Americans to rally around their flag.
The Indianapolis Star reports no Colts players disrespected the national anthem, but several 49ers did.
Jason Taumalolo on why he chose Tonga
Speaking to News Corp, Taumalolo said that the thought of representing Tonga excited him, and he wanted to represent his family. When asked by The Courier Mail if he would play for New Zealand again in the future, his reply was telling.
Lawsuit: Teen Expelled for Sitting for Pledge of Allegiance
India Landry says the expulsion violated her First Amendment rights. "I don't want other children to be treated like this". It's something India has done for as long as she can remember. "[The principal] asked me to, and I said I wouldn't".
Harden fires back at McHale
I've done a great job. "It shows the type of person he is". "I'm just here to do my job, compete at the highest level that I can". Harden , 28, was the third overall pick of the 2009 draft, and has been selected as an All-Star the past five seasons.