PR Goodell attempts to sidestep NFL protest backlash The league’s commissioner said ‘everyone should stand for the national anthem,’ but he stopped short of enforcing the policy, remaining vague in his statements to reporters. By Beki Winchel@bekiwekiOct. 19, 2017 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.