More Solid Proof That The NFL Bowed To Pressure From Trump Over Anthem

New information related to the collusion case of Colin Kaepernick is revealing the fact that despite the initial musings of some legal experts, the National Football League and its owners knew full well what they were doing when they decided to unofficially bar Kaep from playing in the NFL.  

The faux ambiguity on the subject of race in America by so-called intelligent cable news commentators, as well as the debates for and against Kaep’s actions, and the manner in which some NFL coaches and players tried to float the silly-ass idea that Kaepernick, a former Pro Bowl QB with record-breaking playoff rushing records, was not good enough to beat out the likes of Matt Flynn or Brock Osweiler for a job, now appear to have been part of an elaborate ruse.  

This is further solidified by recent revelations of a secret poll that specifically quizzed NFL fans on how they felt about Colin Kaepernick’s actions.  Commissioned in August, the results of said poll were delivered to the NFL brain trust in October with a memo stating, “The current dispute over the National Anthem is threatening to erode the unifying power of our game.

As was reported by The Shadow League a week ago, the results of the polls were split along racial, political and generational lines with white Republican Baby Boomers being overwhelmingly against protests and minority Democrat Generation Xers and Millenials being okay with it.

However, the NFL tried to frame it as if there was a uniform consensus against protesting when the data revealed that this was not the case at all.  Now, a Wall Street Journal report alludes to further proof that the National Football League colluded against Colin Kaepernick because of pressure from the President of the United States. Now, I’m no legal expert, but that damn sure sounds like collusion to me. But, then again, we all know what the deal is, right?

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, while testifying in the Kaepernick collusion grievance, shared the details of a phone call with the President.

This is a very winning, strong issue for me, the President told Jones, according to Andrew Beaton of the Wall Street Journal. Tell everybody, you cant win this one. This one lifts me.

The NFL declined to go on the record on the matter because of confidentiality that applies to the grievance proceedings. A White House official did not dispute the testimony.

The majority of the American people agree with the president, love our country, love our flag and believe it should be respected, the White House official told Beaton.

The tone deafness that is continually spewed by the White House shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone, all things considered. They’re saying this, despite the NFL’s own secret poll showing that people both opposed and supported protests and that the results split along several demographic fault lines.

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The Wall Street Journal also reports that Jerry Jones, Texans owner Bob McNair, and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross each testified that they believed the protests were hurting the NFL financially. However, there is much data that counters that, including the fact that the NFL’s ratings were on the decline for years prior to Kaep’s protest. Falcon’s owner Arthur Blank recently justified quarterback Matt Ryan’s new $30 million per year contract  by claiming league and club revenue is up.

Belief is a funny thing. It doesn’t matter whether something is true or not, belief adheres us to the tenets of an idea to the point of blind stupidity. Kaepernick attorney Mark Geragos believes that the President may have broken federal law by interfering with private employment decisions for political reasons. Either way, Kaep’s collusion case is looking stronger and stronger every day.

The apparent blackballing of Kaep, and his teammate Eric Reid, appears to have been an attempt to appease the president. Your move, NFL.

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