Colin Kaepernick Files Grievance Against The NFL For Alleged Collusion

Jonathan Hernandez
October 17, 2017

Geragos also claimed that the former San Francisco 49ers second string quarterback had attempted to pursue "every possible avenue with National Football League teams and their executives". It'll be up to Kaepernick show evidence of collusion and prove that the teams actively conspired against him.

"Kaepernick needs more than mere supposition or belief that he has been victimized by a conspiracy", writes Sports Illustrated reporter Michael McCann.

Colin Kaepernick, who many believe has been blackballed by the NFL following his protest against racial injustice in the U.S., is reportedly set to file a lawsuit against the league's team owners. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance.

"Our union has a duty to assist Mr. Kaepernick as we do all players and we will support him", they said in a separate statement.

Since the start of the new campaign there have been further examples of players continuing their protests which prompted an angry response from President Trump, who said players should be fired for not standing during the anthem.

Some other NFL players followed his lead during the 2016 season, drawing a mixed response from football fans and the general public, with some supporting the protest and others not. Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation.

The president's attacks, including his call for the NFL to fire players who refused to stand during the anthem, prompted displays of solidarity across the league, with many players, coaches and owners linking arms or kneeled during the anthem.

The anthem issue flared again a week ago Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence, a former IN governor, left Indianapolis' home game against San Francisco after about a dozen 49ers players knelt during the anthem. Such a right is normally found in the collective bargaining agreement signed by a league and its players' association.

However, Commissioner Roger Goodell has denied there has been any blackballing of the quarterback.

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