Rodgers doesn't agree with the NFL Commissioner's memo on the national anthem

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talked to media members on Wednesday at his locker.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - On Tuesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo to all 32 teams regarding the national anthem.

In the memo, Goodell tells teams to "move past this controversy" and "Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem."

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers responded.

"I haven’t heard anything about that as far as in this locker room," Rodgers said Wednesday at his locker. "There hasn’t been a memo to the players but I don’t think that’s the best message of leadership from the top.”

Team owners are scheduled to discuss the plan with Goodell at a meeting next week in New York.


In a memo release Wednesday, the NFL announced NFLPA Executive Director DeMaruice Smith and player leadership will attend the League meeting.

The statement is below.

"Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith today and both he and player leadership will attend the League meetings next week. There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem. The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalized. Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military, and we are coming together to deal with these issues in a civil and constructive way."