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Trump likely to pardon boxer Muhammad Ali

June 08, 2018 18:58 IST

File photo of American heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), February 1964

IMAGE: File photo of American heavyweight boxer later Muhammad Ali, February 1964. Photograph: Getty Images

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he is considering pardoning some 3,000 people, including late boxing champion Muhammad Ali, whose conviction for refusing to join the US military during the Vietnam War was later vacated by the US Supreme Court.

 

The president, speaking to reporters before he departed for a Group of Seven summit in Canada, also said he will reach out to NFL players who have been urging criminal justice reforms for their recommendations of people who have been treated unfairly.

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