Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Protesting NFL players could recommend pardon cases

Protesting NFL players could recommend pardon cases

"I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people who were unfairly treated", Trump said at White House Friday.

President Donald Trump said Friday he won't be asking basketball stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry or their respective teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, to the White House after the NBA Finals.

Last month, NFL team owners decided that players must stand during the National Anthem this season, a reaction to fierce backlash against some who took a knee in symbolic opposition to what they view as the systemic oppression of people of color, including by police.

He revealed he is considering pardoning the late Muhammad Ali, a human rights activist and heavyweight boxing champion who was convicted in 1967 for refusing to enter the military during the Vietnam War, a conviction that the Supreme Court overturned in 1971.

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Earlier this week, the NBA's LeBron James said neither team competing in the league's championship series would visit the White house.

However, in the midst of a flurry of pardons by Trump, he issued an invitation to National Football League players on Friday to discuss their grievances. Friends of theirs or people that they know about, and I'm going to take a look at those applications. Pence attended the game briefly and then ensured the cameras were on him as he left the stadium when players knelt during the national anthem.

This is not going to smooth everything over, but it does show that Trump will try to work with the athletes.

Trump reiterated his stance that NFL players should all stand and be present for the national anthem.

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Trump also said he is also considering pardons for some 3,000 relatively unknown people.

If Kaepernick's legal team is successful in their arguments before the system arbitrator, they could also depose Trump associates that are familiar with his behavior affecting the case.

Trump also used the press conference to discuss commuting the sentence of Alice Johnson, who received a life sentence more than 20 years ago for her role in a drug trafficking operation. "So I think that's really incumbent upon us to adopt that, because that's how I think the country is now interpreting the kneeling issue". Even so, the new policy has been criticized by many players and other observers who have accused the league and owners of capitulating to Trump, who said the new policy was the right thing for the NFL to do.

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