The NFL halted implementation of its new national anthem policy under an agreement with the NFL Players Association.
The sides announced the deal Thursday night. The agreement also keeps the grievance filed by the NFLPA over the anthem policy, ratified by the NFL owners at their May meeting in Atlanta, from moving forward, at least temporarily.
"Everything is on hold," said one person familiar with the situation, confirming that both implementation of the anthem policy by the league and the union's grievance are included in that.
The league and union said in a joint written statement: "The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a...