ATLANTA – According to multiple sources, NFL owners met in Atlanta on Tuesday and discussed the possibility of assessing an in-game penalty against teams whose players kneel in protest during the national anthem.

A 'Sports Illustrated' report said that during the meeting, NFL owners talked about how to handle anthem protests. One of the suggestions brought to the table was that it would be up to the home team to decide whether or not both teams come out of the locker room for the anthem.

In the event that both teams come out on the field, 15-yard penalties could be assessed if any of the players protested during the National Anthem.