Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Sports | By Brandy Patterson

National Football League owners note Donald Trump's attempt to influence anthem views

National Football League owners note Donald Trump's attempt to influence anthem views

Ross also acknowledged that he believed the protests were hurting the Dolphins financially, according to the Journal, and that he felt NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was influenced by Trump's comments.

The policy comes in wake of the protests that were started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

According to the Journal, which reviewed the depositions, Jones and other NFL owners indicated that Trump's criticism of the players and the protests pushed the league to change its position, which they did by changing the rules to fine teams if players continue to kneel during the national anthem. But after that year, Kaepernick turned free agent and subsequently found that no team was interested in signing him.

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

Still, the surfacing of the depositions is a reminder of how the anthem protests and the potential as a political powder keg they represent, is unlikely to go away, despite a new policy from the league requiring players on the field to stand for the anthem.

Apparently, some National Football League players intend to sit out the 2018 season until "the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed and both men are given spots back on rosters". All said they were protesting social issues, including law enforcement treatment of African Americans. For some players in the National Football League that is too mild a form of protest. But some have noted that Trump's tax statement represented a step toward potential government infringement upon players' First Amendment rights.

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"This substantiates everything we have thought all along and just proves that they colluded", Geragos said on "Straight Aim" with Amy Dash, a podcast that focuses on legal issues in sports.

While testifying as part of the Colin Kaepernick collusion case, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Trump spoke with him about the anthem.

"Yeah. Well, bingo", Geragos said.

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