NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is allegedly trying to uncover evidence that President Trump put heavy pressure on NFL owners to keep Colin Kaepernick out of the league.
Supposedly, Trump, Pence and other presidential administration members used their politic power to put pressure on the NFL team not to offer Kaepernick a job. That’s why the quarterback’s attorney team wants federal subpoenas in order to force testimonies from these politicians.
To get what they want, Kaepernick’s attorneys have to convince the arbitrator that the President’s testimony will really have an impact on the grievance.
Although it’s a long shot, Kaepernick’s legal team has some evidence that could be important to the situation, and prove the President’s guilt.
The whole thing began in 2016 when Kaepernick protested during the national anthem. Trump criticized the players’ actions. Other reports claimed the president talked to owners about the controversy.
During a rally in Alabama, he said “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’ ”
Back in 2017, Trump spoke openly about Kaepernick during a session with Sean Hanitty.
“I watched Colin Kaepernick [in 2016], and I thought it was terrible, and then it got bigger and bigger and started mushrooming, and frankly the NFL should have suspended him for one game, and he would have never done it again. They could have then suspended him for two games, and they could have suspended him if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a problem. But I will tell you, you cannot disrespect our country, our flag, our anthem. You cannot do that.”
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