Demario Davis

One key player missing from NFL's unprecedented meeting of players and owners

One key player missing from NFL's unprecedented meeting of players and owners

Russell Okung wasn’t required to take a red-eye flight from the West Coast so he could attend Tuesday’s unprecedented meeting between NFL players, owners and executives, but he felt it was his duty.

“I feel very fortunate to have the seat at the table,” said the Chargers offensive tackle, who flew from the West Coast, less than 48 hours after a victory at Oakland, so he could support his fellow players in addressing important issues.

In an effort to address the national anthem controversy and chart a path for the NFL moving forward, 13 players from eight teams huddled with commissioner Roger Goodell, union representatives including executive director DeMaurice Smith, and...

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