Trump swayed National Football League owners on anthem rules, Kaepernick case depositions reveal

Trump swayed National Football League owners on anthem rules, Kaepernick case depositions reveal

Ross also said he believed that National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell had been influenced by Trump's comments, the Journal reported.

These comments came during a sworn deposition from Jones that was taken as part of Colin Kaepernick's grievance against NFL owners colluding to keep him out of the league.

In response to the protests, NFL owners approved a new policy that made it compulsory for players and team personnel to stand for the national anthem after leaving the locker room. But after that year, Kaepernick turned free agent and subsequently found that no team was interested in signing him.

The feud between the White House and the National Football League began in September 2017, when during a rally, the president suggested that if a player knelt or refused to stand for the anthem, the owner should "get that son of a b-- off the field".

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The Telegraph write: "United are also in the market for another full-back, a left-back, to strengthen in that area also". Dalot actually played in England last season when Porto faced Liverpool in their Champions League last-16 second-leg.

In a followup question, the survey phrased approval differently, asking respondents if it is fair or unfair for teams to be fined when players kneel: 55% said it is fair, while 42% said unfair.

Kaepernick was released in 2016, Reid's last season was 2017. He also said that the owners agree Kaepernick could otherwise be a starting quarterback, were it not for the political controversy. But the rules set off a torrent of criticism from those who believe that players should be allowed to express themselves or protest during the anthem as they see fit. But some have noted that Trump's tax statement represented a step toward potential government infringement upon players' First Amendment rights.

The apparent takeaway: Trump is not the entire reason the league enacted its new anthem policy, but he appears to have played a role in its enaction.

Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, hailed the owners' testimony in an appearance on CBS News legal correspondent Amy Dash's "Straight Aim" podcast.

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