Colin Kaepernick, the protesting player who started the trend of professional athlete’s “taking a knee” during the national anthem, will reportedly name Donald Trump as a key reason the out-of-work quarterback hasn’t received any offers from the National Football League’s 32 teams.
According to CBS Sports, inside sources confirm that Kaepernick and his lawyers plan to name the President as “colluding” with professional sports teams to effectively ban the quarterback from joining the league.
“The influence and power of President Donald Trump will be a central element in Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the NFL, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, identifying the culture fostered by the leader of the free world as a factor in teams failing to extend a contract offer for work-out invitation to the former Super Bowl quarterback since he became a free agent in March,” says the article.
Kaepernick contends that President Trump’s war on protesting players, and his significant national influence, directly impacted his ability to play professional football; arguing that it violates the league’s anti-collusion policy.
“No Club, its employees or agents shall enter into any agreement, express or implied, with the NFL or any other Club, its employees or agents to restrict or limit individual Club decision-making,” states the official guidelines.