Bills Owner and President Kim Pegula issued a statement in the wake of the league's new policy to address the kneeling that was conducted by players during the national anthem. Pegula attended the NFL owners meetings in Atlanta this week. Last September a number of the Buffalo Bills players knelt in direct response to the president's comments about them during a political rally in Alabama.
The new policy requires players to stand if they are on the field during the anthem, but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a player or other team personnel do not show respect for the anthem.
Here is the statement from Kim Pegula:
“We are proud of the work the league and our players have done over the course of the year to help strengthen our communities, raise awareness on issues of social injustice, and help find solutions. The policy instituted today will have no effect on that whatsoever. Our communication has been strong with the leaders of our team and that will continue. I plan on meeting with Coach McDermott, Brandon Beane and players in the near future to reiterate that.”