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No Ravens take knee during national anthem

No Ravens take knee during national anthem

Just days before the NFL will discuss the national anthem controversy at league meetings, no Ravens appeared to kneel during the national anthem on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Members of the Bears linked arms, but everybody on both sidelines stood during the national anthem sung by Jami Eisenstadt, a Baltimore native and University of Maryland grad.

It did not sound like anyone was booing, either.

Last week, commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to the 32 teams stating that the league believes “everyone should stand for the National Anthem” but did not go as far as requiring it. Owners and player representatives will attend the league meetings.