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Thu May 3, 2018, 09:30 PM

Source: President Trump is Eric Reid's top target in collusion grievance vs. NFL

Source: Yahoo Sports

When Eric Reid filed a grievance against the NFL this week, it highlighted a string of legal breadcrumbs left for months in Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case brought against the league. And now more than ever, those breadcrumbs appear to be leading to one person: President Donald Trump.

A source who has viewed Reid’s confidential collusion filing against the NFL told Yahoo Sports that Trump is the crystal-clear target in the complaint. Specifically, the direct role Trump allegedly played in aligning NFL owners against players who had chosen to kneel as a form of silent protest, an act designed by the players to raise social awareness and promote racial equality, among other pursuits. The source said Reid’s complaint is anchored almost entirely to allegations of direct, but apparently still undefined, communications between Trump and NFL owners, which caused owners to take adverse action against Reid and other players. The “other players” include Kaepernick, but may not be limited to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

The source added that the direct communications between Trump and NFL owners are alleged to have taken place both privately and publicly. Presumably, the public communications would include the litany of statements Trump has made about kneeling players on a wide variety of platforms, including speeches, interviews and his own Twitter account. The private communications likely include Trump’s verified personal phone calls with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, but could encompass other conversations that have yet to be revealed.

Read more: https://sports.yahoo.com/source-president-trump-eric-reids-top-target-collusion-grievance-vs-nfl-234132369.html



More at the link. A control freak who tells everybody what to do. A collusionist!

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bucolic_frolic May 2018 OP
RockRaven May 2018 #1
Calista241 May 2018 #2
sandensea May 2018 #3
Nitram May 2018 #4

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Thu May 3, 2018, 09:35 PM

1. I'm going to both enjoy (schadenfreude) and loathe (for the shame to our nation)

Trump's unhinged reaction this.

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Thu May 3, 2018, 11:04 PM

2. I wish him well.

And i wish the Falcons would pick him up.

But I wouldn't put a lot of hope in his NFL collusion claims against Trump. The CBA is narrowly defined, and collusion is specifically defined:

"No Club, its employees or agents shall enter into any agreement, express or implied, with the NFL or any other Club, its employees or agents to restrict or limit individual Club decision-making."

Trump is an asshole, but he is not an employee, agent, or owner of an NFL club.

In addition, they're going to depose owners, and owners are going to be talking about revenue, not quality of their starting strong safety. Given the drop in last year's TV revenue for the NFL, they can probably make a good case that player protests and behavior contributed to a drop in expected revenue and profit, and that Reid's participation is the reason they, as a club, are not considering him for employment.

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Fri May 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

3. He colludes and deludes

But unfortunately for him, not all that well.

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Fri May 4, 2018, 08:41 AM

4. I wonder if Trump is getting tired of winning yet...

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