Georgia Congressman Threatens Reconsidering NFL’s Anti-Trust Exemption Over Kaepernick

Rep. Hank Johnson (D- Georgia’s DeKalb County) believes Colin Kaepernick is a “victim” in his ongoing ordeal with NFL. A situation which has the free-agent QB being “blackballed” for exhibiting his “1st Amendment right.

Congressman Johnson states,

“It’s possible that Congress can do something…Congress oversees the anti-trust exemption that we gave the NFL. The NFL is doing quite well with that anti-trust exemption, maybe it’s time for us to take a fresh look at it.”

The Houston Chronicle states the anti-trust exemption as, “In the United States, antitrust laws exist to prevent large businesses from becoming too powerful. Because companies that have a monopoly on a market have the power to change the market price for a certain good, they can block new, smaller businesses from entering the market. In the United States, certain exemptions apply to companies that do not engage in interstate commerce.”

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