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Keith Ellison Boycotting NFL Over 'Cowardly & Idiotic' Anthem Policy

31 May 2018

Reid was the first National Football League player to take a knee alongside Kaepernick in 2016 to protest police brutality and racial injustice.

A few National Football League players are considering sitting out the season unless former San Francisco 49ers players, Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, are given contracts, Shaun King announced on Tuesday.

The league announced last week that players who kneel during the anthem on the field would be fined, but they can stay in the locker room if they want to protest.

Geragos also claimed to have extensive depositions proving that NFL executives view Kaepernick as a starting quarterback and have not signed him due to the national anthem protests.

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Reid kneeled right alongside Kaepernick in protest.

Geragos did not name the owner he said testified under oath that he didn't sign Kaepernick because of Trump.

"I was totally supportive of [the players] until Trump made his statement", Ross said in his deposition before going on to say he thought Trump "changed the dialogue".

One week after NFL owners stunned many by agreeing on a new policy to fine teams if their players do not stand for the national anthem, a SurveyMonkey poll conducted exclusively for Yahoo Finance finds that a slight majority of adults approve of the policy.

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Kaepernick was released in 2016, Reid's last season was 2017. The quarterback has said he was protesting social injustice issues. The specificity of state laws about political speech, as well as legal loopholes created because some stadiums are publicly owned or financed, could further add wrinkles to the picture.

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

Attorney Mark Geragos told the "Straight Aim" podcast Tuesday that the unidentified owner's testimony proves collusion.

Dash asked him if he had any evidence.

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Keith Ellison Boycotting NFL Over 'Cowardly & Idiotic' Anthem Policy