Hodges tried to take action. He sued the NBA . Billy McKinney, then-director of player personnel for the now defunct Seattle SuperSonics – who is – was quoted in the lawsuit as having an interest in signing Hodges to later back out, telling Hodges he could do nothing because "brothers have families, if you know what I mean." Kluwe went on tryout after tryout after he was let go by the Minnesota Vikings, but got nowhere. He told the Los Angeles Times that the NFL wants "someone who won't talk." Sports, the people who watch them, the companies that pay hand over fist to advertise during them and the owners that control the leagues, would like nothing more than for the players to do one thing, and that's play.