Kaepernick wants to serve Trump, Pence with subpoenas

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FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, from left, San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold, quarterback Colin Kaepernick, center, and safety Eric Reid kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Santa Clara, Calif. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a […]

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick will try to subpoena President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in his case against the league.

Kaepernick started making headlines in 2016 for kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial injustice and police brutality.  In 2017, he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers to become a free agent, but no team hired him. He filed a grievance accusing the league of colluding to keep him from getting a job.

ESPN reports the point of serving Trump and Pence with a subpoena is to find out if they worked to influence teams not to hire him.

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