NFL owners had hoped the controversy surrounding player protests during the national anthem would have gone away by now. But as they prepare for their regularly scheduled fall meetings in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday, the debate surrounding the issue remains intense and the stakes are exceedingly high. With the president doubling down on his condemnation of any player who doesn't stand for the anthem, and with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatening to bench players who protest during the song, the emotions continue to run high.

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