Pro football player Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the National Football League and Jay Holland has shared his opinion about it with Law360. Kaepernick claims that team owners schemed to keep him off the football field because of his protests against the national anthem, not his football ability.
Kaepernick’s legal team is reportedly expected to seek federal subpoenas in the next few weeks in order to get President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to testify in the case.
Holland, known for his experience in employment law and civil litigation, said, "There are some significant hurdles even if it were an ordinary case with ordinary witnesses," said Jay Holland, employment and civil rights attorney with Joseph Greenwald & Laake PA. "Obviously, this is an extraordinary case with extraordinary witnesses."
"Just what is in the public domain, it seems pretty clear that the president, along with the vice president, sought to embarrass and politically damage the players who were engaging in and kneeling in protests during the national anthem and at times singling out Colin Kaepernick," Holland said.
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Jay Holland is a principal in JGL’s Civil Litigation Group, and the chair of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Qui Tam Whistleblower practice. He is a renowned employment and qui tam litigator known for taking on tough cases and achieving exceptional results.