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Football players, owners talk about protests before meeting

Posted at 5:52 PM, Oct 17, 2017

Protests by football players during the national anthem is sitting well with many fans and the NFL is trying to come up with a solution.

11 owners sat down with 12 players and their union reps on Tuesday to discuss the situation before the annual meeting of the NFL owners.

They are not totally without support though.

Fans gathered outside of the meeting and took a knee, saying that they support the players who are choosing to protest.

Former San Francisco and University of Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement last year.

Backlash intensified last month when President Trump suggested NFL owners fire the protesting players.

Kaepernick played 6 seasons in the NFL. More than 3 dozen quarterbacks have been signed but Kaepernick remains a free agent.

He is now suing the NFL, accusing the league and its owners of "conspiring and colluding" to keep him off the field.

The players and owners who met on Tuesday called the meeting positive and productive but they still have not reached a resolution.