In a gesture that touched off the current debate, Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem in 2015 as a protest against police brutality and systemic racism. Minor concessions have already been made to allow to NFL players the option of remaining in the locker room during the National Anthem.
"The only reason, and the owners will admit this, that they haven't signed him, is they're afraid of Trump, and they've colluded because of Trump", Geragos said.
Reid kneeled right alongside Kaepernick in protest. Now, it's being reported that several players are considering sitting out the entire season until Colin Keapernick and Eric Reid get signed.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say 'get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired, ' " Trump said.
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Jones said he personally spoke with Trump about the issue...
King asked if Johnson would support all player protests.
But thus far, the debates about player protests have manifested as labor disputes.
Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, hailed the owners' testimony in an appearance on CBS News legal correspondent Amy Dash's "Straight Aim" podcast. Just last week, the league announced it was changing its policy to bar players from kneeling during the anthem.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b***h off the field right now. Out!"