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Colin Kaepernick's Legal Team Will Be Subpoenaing the President of the U.S. In NFL Lawsuit

Colin Kaepernick began stirring up controversy when he started protesting the National Anthem before football games. He's continuing to stir the pot in a grievance against the NFL. The unemployed free agent claims that the league is colluding to blackball him from the football league.

Apparently, his legal team is willing to get to the bottom of the situation by going all the way to the top: President Donald Trump

Yahoo! reports that Kaepernick's legal team will be seeking federal subpoenas over the next few weeks to get testimony from President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other government officials 'familiar with the president's agenda on protesting NFL players'.

Trump got himself involved in the whole NFL debacle early in his presidency when he criticized Kaepernick for his taking a knee during the playing of the 'Star-Spangled Banner'. Trump also said that NFL players and owners should fire any player who disrespects the National Anthem.

Many players and managers in the NFL, even those who disagreed with the protests, felt Trump stuck his nose where it didn't belong. It sparked a movement of solidarity, with even more players taking a knee, or standing side-by-side with those who did.

“I think initially I totally supported the players in what they were doing, because it’s America – people should be able to really speak about their choices and show them [in] doing that,” said Stephen Ross, owner of the Miami Dolphins. ""But I think when you change the message, about, is it support of our country or the military, it’s a different message. When that message changed, and everybody was interpreting it as that was the reason, then I was against the kneeling."

“[Trump’s] message became what kneeling was all about. From that standpoint, that’s the way the public is interpreting it. So I think that’s really incumbent upon us to adopt that, because that’s how I think the country is now interpreting the kneeling issue," Ross added.

The White House wouldn't let it go, however. Shortly after, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, attended a football game. After the anthem, they abruptly walked out, claiming they weren't staying because of the players who disrespected the anthem.

The VPOTOS was blasted for staging the photo op at the taxpayers’ expense, claiming the planned early exit was the whole reason the couple went to the game in the first place. Again, many questioned if the White House should be getting involved in pro sports issues.

Kaepernick practically became a household name for his protests, and even appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. After Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers, however, he found no team willing to sign him. Despite him being in peak condition and having a better record than some other players who were drafted, Kaepernick spent the entire season unemployed.

The fallen football hero's grievances allege that the NFL team owners and managers are colluding against him with a secret agreement not to hire him. This would be very difficult to prove-- it's perfectly acceptable for teams not to sign Kaepernick because they feel he stirred too much drama on the job and generated negative publicity, but it would be illegal if they all met behind closed doors and agreed to not sign the player.

Kaepernick's got a tough case to plead, so his legal team are hoping to prove that Trump was in on it. They hope to bring him in to testify. One topic they reportedly plan to bring up is a meeting he had with Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Air Force One in March of 2017.

Source: Sporting News
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