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The NFL claimed that its owners unanimously voted to adopt a new anthem policy. And O. J. Simpson Jersey , as it turns out, the vote wasn’t unanimous. Also, there wasn’t a vote.

After ESPN’s Seth Wickersham reported that no actual vote was taken, the NFL admitted that , indeed, no formal vote was taken.聽NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN that the league called for a show of hands to test support for the revised anthem policy.

“That was considered a vote,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. He added that this unofficial process is “often used.”

Still, with at least two owners abstaining (49ers CEO Jed York and Raiders owner Mark Davis) and at least one other owner (Jets CEO Christopher Johnson) apparently willing to defy the NFL’s no-protest position and treat the ensuing fines like parking tickets without punishing any protesting players Marshall Faulk Jersey , it wasn’t really unanimous. Even though the NFL said it was.

Unanimous or not, the external consensus seems to be that the NFL managed to take a bad situation that had assumed a fairly low profile and both make it worse and give it a much higher profile. Which means that, at a time the league surely wishes this one was over, it’s far from it.
Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein has been placed on the physically unable to perform list prior to the start of training camp , still rounding into form after offseason surgery on his left ankle.

The Vikings made the move Wednesday with Elflein, before their first workout for rookies and other selected players. He can be taken off the preseason PUP list at any time, once he's cleared by team doctors for full participation in practice. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Elflein's absence "shouldn't be too long."

Drafted in the third round out of Ohio State last year, Elflein was an immediate starter as a rookie Troy Aikman Jersey , missing two games to a shoulder injury. He hurt his ankle in the NFC championship game.

The first practice for the full team is Saturday.
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