Well, this is odd: Colin Kaepernick’s legal team is reportedly planning to shove the President of the United States into his court skirmish with the NFL.
Lawyers for the former quarterback — pictured with his mom above — are expected to subpoena Trump, VP Mike Pence, and other officials — in the words of Yahoo Sports — “familiar with the President’s agenda on protesting NFL players.”
Kaepernick’s attorneys aim to expose Trump’s influence on the league during the former 49er’s free agency.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 7, 2018
Before any subpoenas can be made, an arbitrator must first rule that the potential testimony would be relevant to a dispute between the league and the players union.
If everything moves forward, the issue of whether a sitting president can be compelled for a deposition will be raised. Trump could simply ignore the subpoena, leaving the justice the option to enforce it.
— Blavity News (@Blavity) June 7, 2018
Kaepernick has fallen away from the spotlight, but he doesn’t seem to be going quietly.
The Milwaukee native made a big splash in the National Football League by protesting an alleged concerted effort of law enforcement to target, en masse, citizens solely due to their race. Some fans weren’t on the same page, and they skedaddled.
Kaepernick went on to become the Dixie Chicks of football: In 2007, the Chicks made a comeback record called Not Ready to Make Nice. The album continued its stance against George Bush, and as such, it won the Grammy in all applicable categories — five in total. Other awards came, and from the media, it garnered immeasurable praise. Rolling Stone placed it in the top 80 records of the decade. The MSM loved the protest.
Similarly, since his acquired position in the war against Trump, Kaepernick’s been embraced by Hollywood and the press. His embrace by the NFL has yet to manifest.
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