[Ed. – Even if this bit of overreaching were legal and there were any interest in Kaepernick, would the law still apply after one owner agreed to hire him?]
On the morning after the Super Bowl, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.-N.Y.), who has called for a 70-percent marginal income tax rate, sent out a Tweet observing that under her tax plan NFL owners “who refuse to hire Kaepernick” would be forced pay that 70 percent rate.
NFL players, she said, would not.
“The average NFL salary is $2.1 million, so most players would never experience a 70% rate,” Ocasio-Cortez said in her Tweet.
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“The owners who refuse to hire Kaepernick would, though,” she said.
Colin Kaepernick, who formerly played quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, started a movement among players to kneel during the National Anthem.
In an Aug. 27, 2016 article, NFL.com quoted Kaepernick explaining why he did so.