Colin Kaepernick Files Grievence Against NFL Owners, Alleges Collusion

Ruben Ruiz
October 16, 2017

With this suit, the league's owners may have to defend their reasoning.

Instead of filing the grievance through the NFL Players Association, Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown.

The NFL players' union said Sunday it will support Kaepernick but will have no role in the grievance.

Kaepernick became a controversial figure past year when he became the first player to refuse to stand for the national anthem as a sign of protest against what he called racial injustice in the United States. Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation. Kaepernick's camp will have to provide addition evidence to prove collusion.

An NFL spokesman told Jason La Canfora, of CBS Sports, he is checking on it.

"Our union has a duty to assist Mr. Kaepernick as we do all players and we will support him".

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"We are scheduling a call with his advisors for early this week".

Kaepernick opted out of his contract at the conclusion of last season with the expectation he would find a new landing spot but has not gotten a new deal and has received surprisingly little interest compared to how well he played last season.

The protest was seen by some as disrespecting the flag. Other players have continued the protests this season, prompting an angry response from President Donald Trump, who said players should be fired for not standing during the anthem.

NFL owners will meet in the week to come to consider changes to a game manual that says players "should" stand during the national anthem.

Is Colin Kaepernick getting blackballed by the NFL? They point out that, at 29, and the owner of a 28-30 career record and passer rating of 88.9, Kaepernick has a better resume than some starters in the National Football League and many backups on National Football League rosters.

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