Kaepernick wants to subpoena President Trump

Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality

That policy, announced by league officials last month, also gives players the option to remain in their locker rooms during the anthem.

"You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn't be playing - you shouldn't be there", Trump said in an interview with "Fox & Friends".

The players' legal team will begin the process by reaching out to the White House for the deposition in the next week, according to the person.

In this case, the attorneys for Kaepernick and Reid could seek information about conversations among Trump, Pence and National Football League owners.

The majority of Americans don't think that players taking a knee during the national anthem is unpatriotic, according to a just-released Quinnipiac poll. "And if I find, and my committee finds that they are unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least let them out (of prison)".

Following tons of backlash surrounding the new rule and players calling Trump out, he seems to have come up with a new plan.

Even though President Trump reignited the ever-flickering debate over kneeling in protest during the national anthem earlier this week with his high-profile spat with the Philadelphia Eagles, it turns out that most Americans disagree with the commander in chief.

The president also previously has said players who kneel during the anthem should be fired.

If they fail in private arbitration, the players will ask a federal judge to intervene, said the person, who declined to be identified because the information is confidential.

Jenkins in particular fought back against the negative wave of media attention by bringing poster boards to his locker while reporters were present this week.

The White House also canceled the visit because the number of Eagles players expected to attend was low. He refused to stand for the anthem before games to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

However, as Ali's lawyer pointed out, the Supreme Court reversed Ali's sentence in 1971, rendering any potential pardon by Trump meaningless.

Pardoning Ali, who was convicted of draft evasion for refusing induction into the Army during the Vietnam War, could similarly buoy Trump within the black community.

Trump has recently wielded his presidential powers to pardon a variety of people, from late heavyweight champion boxer Jack Johnson to conservative firebrand Dinesh D'Souza.

Pence left a game in Indianapolis last October, drawing praise by Trump, because of protests by San Francisco 49ers players, including Reid.

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