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No Patriots kneel during national anthem prior to game vs. Panthers

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No Patriots kneel during national anthem prior to game vs. Panthers

One week after 16 players took a knee, all Patriots players stood for the national anthem prior to Sunday's game against the Panthers at Gillette Stadium.

The Panthers, who did not kneel last week, again stood on Sunday.

The national anthem remains in focus a week after the number of players kneeling went up following criticism from Donald Trump. Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills all took a knee ahead of the Dolphins' loss to the Saints in London. 

Panthers owner Richardson selling NFL team

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Panthers owner Richardson selling NFL team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers have announced that owner Jerry Richardson is selling the NFL franchise amid an investigation by the league into allegations of sexual and racist misconduct by Richardson in the workplace.

The team announced on Twitter that Richardson is selling the team, linking to a five-paragraph letter by the franchise's only owner.

Richardson said in the open letter "I believe it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership. Therefore, I will put the team up for sale at the conclusion of the NFL season."

The NFL awarded Richardson an expansion franchise in 1993 and he has been the team's only owner.

The letter did not directly address the investigation.