Under the league's new national anthem policy, the NFL will fine teams if their players refuse to "stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem" while allowing teams to decide how to discipline their own players for any infractions. On Thursday, reports emerged on how the Miami Dolphins could discipline players for engaging in protests during the anthem.

According to reports, the Dolphins' discipline schedule, a policy that must be submitted to the league office each year, lists anthem protests under "conduct detrimental to the club" alongside other items such as riding motorcycles and making disparaging comments about teammates, coaches, officials or the commissioner. If a player commits conduct deemed detrimental to the team, he is open to a fine and/or a suspension of up to four games.

According to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, the Dolphins have "not finalized any objective discipline measures" and likely won't actually suspend protesting players four games.

The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reported that the Dolphins were required to submit their anthem policy to the league before reporting to training camp.

Meanwhile, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reported that the Dolphins only added the anthem protests to a long list of things that are classified under "conduct detrimental" to the team.

In other words, what is noteworthy here is that the Dolphins have added protesting during the national anthem to their list of conduct detrimental to the team, which the Associated Press first reported. As teams across the league get set to open up training camp, it'll be worth monitoring if they proceed down a similar route that the Dolphins took. New York Jets chairman Christopher Johnson said after the league's anthem policy passed that he doesn't like "imposing any club-specific rules" and the team would pay the fines resulting from any player protests. 

Meanwhile, in March, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross told the New York Daily News"All of our players will be standing." Ross later walked back those comments, telling the South Florida Sun Sentinel"I have no intention of forcing our players to stand during the anthem and I regret that my comments have been misconstrued."

According to the AP, Dolphins team officials did not immediately comment on Thursday's leak, while the NFL declined to comment.

The league passed its anthem policy in May after two straight seasons during which players often used the national anthem as a time to peacefully protest a number of issues, from Colin Kaepernick's stand against racial injustice to the stand players took after Donald Trump made his inflammatory comments about the topic. Three Dolphins players -- Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, and Julius Thomas (only Stills remains with the team) -- kneeled during the anthem after Trump insisted that all players stand for the playing of the anthem.

In its policy, which allows for players to stay in the locker room during the anthem, the NFL included the following point: "Each club may develop its own work rules, consistent with the above principles, regarding its personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

Just last week, the NFL Players Association filed a grievance challenging the league's anthem policy, saying that the policy "infringes on player rights."