Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump Will Ask NFL Players Who Kneel During Anthem To Recommend Pardons

Trump Will Ask NFL Players Who Kneel During Anthem To Recommend Pardons

Colin Kaepernick is expected to seek subpoenas to compel President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and others to testify in his ongoing collusion grievance against the NFL.

According to The Hill, Kaepernick's grievance, filed past year, stated Trump and Pence "engaged in various public relations stunts created to retaliate against Mr. Kaepernick and other players that have joined in Kaepernick's peaceful protest". He has not played for an NFL team since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017 and is suing the league, claiming the owners colluded by not signing him to a contract.

Only two weeks after suggesting NFL players who have protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem should be deported, President Trump on Friday said he wants to ask those same athletes to recommend people who should be pardoned.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out".

"No, I'm not thinking about O.J.", Trump said. This one lifts me'.

Yahoo's report comes in the wake of multiple owners disclosing that the president influenced their view of the national anthem protests.

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross testified that Trump's comments 'changed the dialogue, ' adding that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft had also discussed the anthem with Trump. The attorneys would then have to present their argument to the collusion arbitrator overseeing the grievance, explaining why testimony from Trump, Pence or others in the administration is important to the collusion case. They're not proud enough to stand for the national anthem, I don't like that.

In addition, a majority of voters, 53 percent, said players had the right to protest on the field, while 43 percent said they did not.

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