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Old October 16th, 2017, 11:17 AM   #1
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Default Kaepernick is Suing the NFL for Collusion

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL on Sunday, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem.
Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and then kneel, during the anthem to bring attention to mistreatment of African-Americans by police. 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.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of last season and remains a free agent despite a rash of injuries and poor play at the quarterback position.
Mark Geragos, one of Kaepernick's attorneys, said in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday that he filed the grievance "only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives."
"If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protest which the owners themselves made great theatre imitating weeks ago should not be punished," Geragos said in the statement, "and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the executive branch of our government. Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation."
San Francisco safety Eric Reid, Kaepernick's former teammate, has been kneeling during the anthem before games, including Sunday's 26-24 loss at the Washington Redskins.
"I'll have to follow up with him," Reid said after the game. "It sure does seem like he's being blackballed. I think all the stats prove that he's an NFL-worthy quarterback. So that's his choice and I support his decision. We'll just have to see what comes of it."
The NFL players' union said it would support the grievance, which was filed through the arbitration system that's part of the league's collective bargaining agreement.
"Colin Kaepernick's goal has always been, and remains, to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field," Geragos said.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 01:52 PM   #2
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No one is hiring Kaepernick because he is a one-man-show, and not a very popular one. Owners don't want all the baggage that comes with him, and he isn't a good enough of a quarterback to make it worth it. I don't buy this "Anti-Kaepernick NFL Illuminati" business for a second.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #3
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No one is hiring Kaepernick because he is a one-man-show, and not a very popular one. Owners don't want all the baggage that comes with him, and he isn't a good enough of a quarterback to make it worth it. I don't buy this "Anti-Kaepernick NFL Illuminati" business for a second.
This is a QB who was one missed call from winning the Super Bowl and brought his team to the NFC championship game the next year. There is at least 6 or 7 teams who could use him right now. I don't think all 32 gms got together and decided to keep him out of the league. Individually no question some teams didn't signed him because of the protest and they fear of the potential controversy and distraction it could bring, as oppose to signing wife beaters and child abusers. Its gonna be fun to see where this goes.

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Old October 16th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #4
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he's just mad he's not in the spotlight anymore
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Old October 16th, 2017, 09:33 PM   #5
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Maybe because in the 2015 and 2016 season he straight up sucked?

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Yeah good luck with that, dude.

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