Why did the NFL keep its players in the locker room?

The NFL’s players union is urging the league to release a list of the players who are required to leave the locker rooms to avoid “sensationalized media coverage” of the protests. 

In a letter addressed to league CEO Roger Goodell, the NFL Players Association says the players union was unaware of the “sensitivity” of social media. 

“Our focus remains on our players, our families and the integrity of our game,” the letter read. 

On Thursday, the union asked the league for the names of those players who must leave the team’s locker rooms and for their location. 

The NFLPA has also asked the NFL to disclose any instances of players not wearing a uniform while playing. 

Players who refuse to wear a uniform will be subject to discipline.