NF HELL: Kaepernick to Seek TRUMP TESTIMONY in Case Against NFL

Elena Summers
June 10, 2018

"In one way, it's easier and people find it fascinating", Trump said of pardoning celebrities.

Trump was speaking with reporters in front of the White House when he talked about his new plan to help determine who should be pardoned.

"What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular, but in sports leagues, they're not proud enough to stand for our national anthem". He offered to let them name people they feel were unfairly treated by the justice system and he would pardon them.

But Trump boasted Friday of the other winning teams he's welcomed to the White House in the past, including the New England Patriots.

If there are any takers among National Football League players, it is doubtful their suggestions would meet with Trump's approval. This comes, Yahoo notes, "after recent disclosures that multiple owners had direct talks with Trump about players kneeling during the national anthem". They have the option to remain in the locker room for the anthem if they choose.

This is not going to smooth everything over, but it does show that Trump will try to work with the athletes.

For almost two years, some NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem in an effort to raise awareness of systemic racism in the USA, including cases of police killings of unarmed African-Americans and other minorities in which lawmen are frequently cleared of any wrongdoing. And while a new poll reveals that most Americans disagree and believe that kneeling during the national anthem is "not unpatriotic", over half side with new NFL policy requiring players to stand while on the field.

In his testimony, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Trump spoke with him about the anthem.

He said he was delighted to be able to help the woman, who was not a famous or well-known person, and these are the people he will aim to pardon in future.

It will be interesting to see how the players react to Trump's proposal.

Earlier this week, the president cancelled a White House visit by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, after learning most of the players would not attend. Under the rule, the league can fine teams whose players kneel during the "Star-Spangled Banner". The Hill noted no Eagles player knelt during the anthem over the past season.

Trump has proven that he's willing to hear people out and act accordingly, as he did when he granted clemency to Alice Marie Johnson after meeting with Kim Kardashian West.

Pardoning Ali, who was convicted of draft evasion for refusing induction into the Army during the Vietnam War, could similarly buoy Trump within the black community.

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