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Colin Kaepernick targets Trump in lawsuit against NFL

Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick on an NFL sideline. Photo: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Colin Kaepernick's lawyers are expected to seek federal subpoenas of President Trump and Vice President Pence in Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL in an attempt to gain more information about the administration's contact with league owners over the league's national anthem protests, reports Yahoo Sports.

The big picture: Recordings released earlier this year revealed NFL team owners are terrified of Trump speaking out against the league because of player protests during the national anthem. That forced a rule change from the league, requiring players on the field during the anthem to stand, propelling the issue back into the zeitgeist and culminating with Trump's decision to disinvite the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from the White House earlier this week.