The beginning of the end for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s career began on September 1, 2016, when he knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. 

Since then, he’s lost his position, has been allegedly blackballed from the NFL,  and been a lightning rod at the center of a contentious political conversation.

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It came out on Sunday morning that President Trump may have used his financial sway with many team owners in the NFL to prevent Kaepernick from getting a spot on the team.

As ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith said during a segment on Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning, there was a possibility that the owners could potentially lose billions of dollars in revenue by having Kaepernick on the roster, which made them shy away from the roster move.

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