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Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:34 PM

Secret recording reveals NFL owners feared Trump would attack them for giving Kaepernick a job

Source: raw story




25 Apr 2018 at 13:19 ET

NFL owners all but agreed they were blackballing Colin Kaepernick to appease President Donald Trump, according to newly released audio recordings.

About 30 owners, players and NFL executives met for nearly three hours in October to discuss the president’s public attacks on the league and its players over silent racism protests during the national anthem, reported the New York Times.
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According to the leaked audio, players wanted to know why Kaepernick remained unsigned, despite leading the San Francisco 49ers to the 2013 Super Bowl and 2014 NFC Championship game.

“If he was on a roster right now, all this negativeness and divisiveness could be turned into a positive,” said Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long at the meeting, adding that he wouldn’t “lecture” teams on which quarterback to sign. “We all agree in this room as players that he should be on a roster.”


“The problem we have is, we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America,” Kraft said. “It’s divisive and it’s horrible.”
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Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/secret-recording-reveals-nfl-owners-feared-trump-attack-giving-kaepernick-job/



This leaked recording just shows what a Bully Trump is!!






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Reply Secret recording reveals NFL owners feared Trump would attack them for giving Kaepernick a job (Original post)
riversedge Apr 2018 OP
hlthe2b Apr 2018 #1
tanyev Apr 2018 #2
Initech Apr 2018 #3
Delmette2.0 Apr 2018 #5
RockRaven Apr 2018 #4
George II Apr 2018 #6
deurbano Apr 2018 #8
MosheFeingold Apr 2018 #19
deurbano Apr 2018 #7
elleng Apr 2018 #9
pangaia Apr 2018 #10
democratisphere Apr 2018 #11
a kennedy Apr 2018 #12
turbinetree Apr 2018 #14
rockfordfile Apr 2018 #13
oberliner Apr 2018 #15
a kennedy Apr 2018 #17
mountain grammy Apr 2018 #16
Jopin Klobe Apr 2018 #18
no_hypocrisy Apr 2018 #20
Angleae Apr 2018 #21
no_hypocrisy Apr 2018 #23
Mc Mike Apr 2018 #22
heaven05 Apr 2018 #24

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:42 PM

1. Well, I should think that should help his lawsuit...

He ought to include Trump in a separate suit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:43 PM

2. So what if a 71 year old toddler attacks you on Twitter?

Find your spines!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:44 PM

3. Hey Trump! This is what a real witch hunt looks like!

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:55 PM

5. +1. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:45 PM

4. NFL lawyers probably wish this wasn't on tape.

It certainly won't help their defense of Kaepernick's collusion lawsuit.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:59 PM

6. This is a huge development in Kaepernick's suit against the league, going to be big trouble.

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 04:02 PM

8. I sure hope so!

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 06:07 PM

19. Dunno

The defense of not wanting to incur the wrath of a deranged lunatic, who happens to also be the most powerful man in the world, is a pretty good defense.

I'd buy it if I was on the jury.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 04:24 PM

9. NO DOUBT trump is a bully. What kind of people are these 'owners???'



HARD to believe, at least for me, not a very experienced football 'fan.'

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 04:28 PM

10. Bunch of chicken shit cowards.


Although, next to boxing, maybe the dumbest sport of which I am aware.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 04:28 PM

11. The NFL owners need to get some BIG BRASS ONES and hire Kaepernick!

A team like the Buffalo Bills could use a great QB!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 04:29 PM

12. and then theres dickhead from the Houston Texans.......

The Houston Texans owner Bob McNair was more direct. He urged the players to tell their colleagues to, essentially, knock off the kneeling. “You fellas need to ask your compadres, fellas, stop that other business, let’s go out and do something that really produces positive results, and we’ll help you.”. Love his lingo.....”compadres”......

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 05:20 PM

14. what an jerkMcNair................maybe he should repay the taxpayers for funding his stadium, right

amigo....................what a racists POS

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 04:37 PM

13. LoL They are scared of Trump? lol

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 05:21 PM

15. This is Raw Story stealing content from the New York Times and adding a click-bait headline

 

Here's the real article:

Inside the Confidential N.F.L. Meeting to Discuss National Anthem Protests

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/25/sports/nfl-owners-kaepernick.html

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Response to oberliner (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 05:29 PM

17. Its still the same article.......

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 05:23 PM

16. Damn shame, cowardly rich men.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 05:41 PM

18. con·spir·a·cy ...

con·spir·a·cy
[kənˈspirəsē]
NOUN

1. a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
"a conspiracy to destroy Colin Kaepernick"
synonyms: plot · scheme · stratagem · plan · machination · cabal · deception · ploy · trick · ruse · dodge · subterfuge · sharp practice · frame-up · fit-up · racket · put-up job · complot · covin

2. the action of plotting or conspiring.
"they were convicted of conspiracy to pervert the course of Colin Kaepernick's career"
synonyms: plotting · collusion · intrigue · connivance · machination · collaboration · treason

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2018, 06:38 PM

20. Colin Kaepernick has to sue under the action of tortious interference with business expectations

Slam dunk for summary judgment


Tortious interference with business expectancy is a business tort that allows two parties to a contract to hold a third person liable if that person interfered with the contract in a way that caused one or both of the parties to suffer damages. It is related to the tort of tortious interference with contract. The primary difference between these two types of tortious interference – contract and business expectancy – is that the first one requires the two parties to have a contract, while the second one applies to any kind of business relationship.

In order to prove a case of tortious interference with business expectancy, a plaintiff must be able to demonstrate all of the following things are true:

the plaintiff had a business relationship with another person or business,
the defendant knew about the relationship,
the defendant deliberately acted in a way that would cause the relationship to go bad or to end,
the relationship went bad or ended, and
the plaintiff suffered damages as a result.


http://www.rotlaw.com/legal-library/what-is-tortious-interference-with-business-expectations/

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 02:47 AM

21. Not quite a slam dunk

Kaepernick voluntarily ended his contract with the 49ers. At that point he no longer had a "business relationship" with the 49ers or any other NFL team.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 05:32 AM

23. The action works for having an *expectant* business relationship, here with the NFL.

Even indirectly, Trump interfered with any owner from putting Kaepernick on his team.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 05:22 AM

22. Exactly like dRump using the powers of the Presidency to go after Amazon.

Nixon got into trouble for his enemies list, using the IRS to go after his enemies, etc.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:09 AM

24. while protecting

 

their personal fortunes, all these people became craven cowards. Colin did well, they... COWARDS!!!!!!

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