Muhammad Ali's former lawyer has a message for President Donald Trump, who said Friday that he is considering posthumously pardoning the boxing legend: Thanks but no thanks. "I had a doctor that gave me a letter - a very strong letter on the heels", Trump said, though he did not provide the letter or remember the name of the doctor.
It's one of "thousands" of cases the president's team is reviewing, he told reporters as he left the White House en route to a world leaders' summit in Canada.
He toldCNN: "So, it's not like for weeks or days the administration has reached out to the Ali family".
"I'm thinking about that very seriously, and some others", he added.
Tweel said he could only guess what spurred the President's comments.
He said if the players or the athletes have "a friend or people they know about who have been unfairly treated by the system, let me know".
"I think the pardon should go to those who kneel, that's who should get the pardons, that would be putting it in the right perspective, in the right place", she explained.
Ali's attorney Ron Tweel released a statementFriday saying "there is no conviction from which a pardon is needed".
GETTYAli was sentenced to five years for draft dodging but the conviction was overturned
Trump's announcement that he was considering a pardon for Ali, among many others, on Friday morning quickly prompted the question: what for?
Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., is one of the most celebrated athletes in U.S. history.
Though Ali was convicted of evading the draft for the Vietnam War in 1967, the Supreme Court later overturned that decision in 1971.
Ali's local draft board rejected the boxer's application as a conscientious objector. He was also stripped of his 1964 heavyweight title. He faced a five-year prison sentence, but was allowed to remain free while appealing the decision. He was convicted in the 1960s of refusing compulsory military service, but the conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971.
Trump has also touted on twitter that he had "absolute power" to pardon himself, prompting the White House press office to clarify that it wouldn't be necessary for Trump to do so because he had done "nothing wrong".
It's unclear whom exactly Trump was referring to, but his commutation of 63-year-old Alice Johnson on Wednesday prompted speculation that Trump could commute the sentences of similar offenders convicted of non-violent drug offenses, who were given lengthy prison terms under harsh drug sentencing popularized during the 1980s and 90s.
But there are limits to who Trump will consider and at least one one person Trump most certainly is not thinking about pardoning.
But it notes that it has granted three posthumous pardons in recent years, in response to requests by President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, and Trump, who last month pardoned boxer Jack Johnson, who died in 1946.
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