The NFL has become so polarized and the player protests so heated that even the league itself is divided over what should happen next, according to a new ESPN/ABC News poll that asks owners to weigh in on the issue.

Some owners have indicated they will not cut players, while others have expressed concern that players are hurting the sport.

This poll is the first to ask owners how they would vote on whether to cut players.

It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The poll was conducted Dec. 14-18.

ESPN’s Tom Pelissero, Matt Maiocco and The Associated Press contributed to this report.