Colin Kaepernick’s attorneys are planning to search subpoenas for President Donald Trump and members of his administration in his collusion case towards the NFL, a transfer meant to take a look at the homeowners’ ties with the president, sources informed CNN.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and homeowners have been already deposed within the case.
The previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been unemployed because the finish of the 2016 NFL season following his determination to kneel through the nationwide anthem as a approach to deliver consideration to racial injustice and police brutality within the nation.
In October, he filed a declare saying that NFL homeowners have been working collectively to hold him from enjoying within the League.
Trump inserted himself within the controversy and mentioned that NFL homeowners ought to hearth gamers who refused to stand for the nationwide anthem.
“Wouldn’t you’re keen on to see one in every of these NFL homeowners, when any individual disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a b*tch off the sector proper now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump mentioned at a rally in Alabama in September 2017.
Kaepernick’s authorized crew can also be looking for a subpoena for Vice President Mike Pence, who left a sport between the Indianapolis Colts and the 49ers in October saying that he gained’t, “dignify any occasion that disrespects our troopers, our Flag, or our Nationwide Anthem.”
In Could, the NFL introduced a brand new coverage stating that gamers would have to stand for the nationwide anthem if they’re on the sector, however have the choice to keep within the locker room through the track.
Goodell mentioned that groups could be fined in the event that they weren’t standing through the anthem.