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NFL players weigh sitting out season until Colin Kaepernick is signed

31 May, 2018, 20:34 | Author: Sylvester Abbott
  • Ex-49ers safety Eric Reid and quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm

Geragos did not name the owner he said testified under oath that he didn't sign Kaepernick because of Trump.

One week after NFL owners stunned many by agreeing on a new policy to fine teams if their players do not stand for the national anthem, a SurveyMonkey poll conducted exclusively for Yahoo Finance finds that a slight majority of adults approve of the policy.

Colin Kaepernick's lawyer said on the "Straight Aim" podcast this week that President Donald Trump's opposition to the player's national anthem protests is the reason he was not hired by any NFL team, citing the sworn testimony of several coaches.

"Well, unless you've got an owner under penalty of perjury testifying that he changed his mind after he was told what Trump said", replies Geragos. "This one lifts me", Trump continued.

Kaepernick was let go during the 2016 National Football League season after he knelt during the "Star-Spangled Banner" to protest the treatment of African-Americans in the country by the hands of the police. But some fans grew exhausted of the displays, and President Trump hammered protesting players.

The NFL announced last week that players will be permitted to stay in the locker room during the pregame playing of The Star-Spangled Banner but must stand and show respect if they are on the field while it is played, or their teams will be subject to fines. Goodell said the league unanimously agreed to the vote, though San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York abstained. "I think the people pushed it forward", Trump told Fox News last week.

"The optics of owners feeling pressured to make a political decision - I don't think that's where any owner or league wants to be", Feldman said. I brought it out.

According to the report, Jones tried to take some of the credit away from Trump.

The anthem debate has created a firestorm ever since Kaepernick declined to kneel for it during the 2016 preseason.

But Jones was reluctant to give Trump too much credit for influencing the league...

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