By Christopher Dabe
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Earlier this month, President Donald Trump asked that NFL players who have sat or knelt during the national anthem give him a list of people they would like to have considered for pardons.
Four NFL players responded Thursday (June 21) in an op-ed published by the New York Times. The New Orleans Saints' Benjamin Watson is one of those four players.
In the op-ed, the players asked that Trump consider pardons for all nonviolent drug offenders who have served sentences of at least 20 years. The players also asked that Trump consider pardons for all nonviolent drug offenders who are at least 60 years old.
"That would be the morally right thing to do," the players wrote in reference to the release of elderly prisoners.
The players also ask that Trump change laws to eliminate life sentences without parole for nonviolent offenders.
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