Rams coach: Players who made gesture in support of protesters will not be disciplined

The St. Louis Rams say the team and the NFL will not discipline the five players who stood with their hands raised in a show of solidarity with Ferguson protesters before Sunday's game.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Monday he plans to talk with the players, who are all black, but those conversations will remain confidential.

Jared Cook, Kenny Britt, Chris Givens, Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin made the "Hands up. Don't Shoot!" gesture protesters in Ferguson — a suburb of St. Louis — have been using since a grand jury did not indict police officer Darren Wilson over the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, who was black. Some witnesses said Brown had his hands up before being shot by officer Wilson.

The St. Louis Police Officer's Association issued a statement Sunday demanding the players be disciplined and the NFL to issue an apology.