From left, San Francisco 49ers’ Eli Harold (58), Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem earlier this month at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Are people not tuning in to NFL games because players are protesting incidents of police brutality by refusing to stand for the Star Spangled Banner? The league says no.
From left, San Francisco 49ers’ Eli Harold (58), Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem earlier this month at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Are people not tuning in to NFL games because players are protesting incidents of police brutality by refusing to stand for the Star Spangled Banner? The league says no. Nhat V. Meyer TNS
From left, San Francisco 49ers’ Eli Harold (58), Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem earlier this month at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Are people not tuning in to NFL games because players are protesting incidents of police brutality by refusing to stand for the Star Spangled Banner? The league says no. Nhat V. Meyer TNS

John McGrath: NFL’s slip in TV prime-time ratings a cause for debate

October 11, 2016 06:48 PM

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