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Men’s college basketball players from NAIA-level Bluefield College decided to stay in the locker room during the national anthem for the rest of the 2020-21 season. The team made the collective decision to avoid risk of potential penalties from kneeling during the anthem. 

The news comes on the heels of the Virginia-based school forfeiting its NAIA Appalachian Athletic Conference game against Reinhardt after players were suspended for kneeling during the national anthem before January and February games. 

Bluefield College school president David Olive announced the suspension of the entire team after players

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