The legal team hired by former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seeking federal subpoenas in the coming weeks in an attempt to get testimony from both President Trump and Vice President Pence — along with a few others — for the grievance case he’s putting together against the NFL.
It seems this guy is not happy enough with the destruction he’s already caused in the National Football League, thus he seeks to continue dealing out as much damage as possible.
Kaepernick’s lawyers hope to dive into the White House’s political involvement with the league during the quarterback’s free agency and the league’s handling of player protests, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday, citing sources with knowledge of the collusion case.
The former San Francisco 49ers star will have to jump through another set of hoops while trying to get the White House involved in its case.
According to Yahoo, Kaepernick’s legal team will have to convince the system arbitrator overseeing the grievance case that Trump, Pence and others’ testimony would be relevant and make an impact on the case. If the arbitrator grants the request, the lawyers will then have to seek the subpoenas in a district court under the Federal Arbitration Act. Should both hurdles be cleared, it could call into question whether Trump, and others, could be forced to sit for depositions.
The latest development in the Kaepernick grievance case comes more than a week after it was revealed Trump’s public and personal pressure on NFL owners played a big role in the league’s decision to change its national anthem rules amid controversial player protests.
In depositions by NFL owners obtained by The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones revealed that Trump personally told him “you can’t win this one.”
Kaepernick has repeatedly disrespected the flag, the nation, and the men and women who fought for his freedom time and again with his “protest” before games. As if that wasn’t bad enough, his actions have led others in the league to do the same.
Listen, no one is saying he should be silent on issues he feels passionate about. What people are saying is there is a right time to be vocal and outspoken and a time not to be. During the National Anthem is one of those times.
It doesn’t seem likely he’ll actually get the testimony he’s after here, but you can’t fault the guy for trying. Well, you can, actually. Anyway, it’s just time for Kaepernick to ride off into the sunset.
Source: Fox News
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