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Matthew Slater on OMF: Hopefully national anthem resolution will benefit everyone

Ryan Hannable
August 27, 2018 - 8:13 pm

On Monday, the NFL and the NFLPA met once again to discuss the national anthem policy, which still has not been finalized.

Afterwards, a joint statement was released.

"Today, we continued our productive dialogue on the issues that players have raised awareness about and we remain committed to working together on solutions," it read. "In the spirit of our ongoing collaboration and progress, we will continue the confidentiality of our discussions.​"

Matthew Slater is the Patriots' player rep and on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, he was asked what his thoughts are on the issue and how things have progressed. He maintained he just wants a positive resolution.

“They try and keep us abreast of what is going on periodically with conference calls," he said. "Obviously, we’re not in the room for a lot of the discussions. Our executive committee, I think they are a little bit more involved than the reps from team to team and you trust the guys we have elected to that executive committee and our ownership to work towards a solution that will benefit everyone. Certainly have hopes that we’ll reach a positive solution and we will continue to do positive things in our communities and we will continue to do positive things as it relates to our relationship with our military, our service men and women and our local law enforcement. That is what I am hoping for.”

On an earlier appearance, Slater said the team will all stand for the anthem just like they did last season.

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