Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the National Football League, accusing owners of colluding to keep him from playing, according to reports from 6 ABC and Bleacher Report. Kaepernick received national attention last year when he knelt at a football game during the national anthem. Then a San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Kaepernick explained that his act was a form of silent protest to raise awareness about police brutality and racial injustices in the United States. Critics of the quarterback have claimed that the act of “taking a knee” is disrespectful to the American flag and the military. At the end of last season, the quarterback opted out of his contract with the 49ers and
Earlier today, according to multiple reports, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against the National Football League, alleging that the NFL’s team owners colluded to shut him out of the league for kneeling last season during the national anthem. The likelihood that Kaepernick will ultimately prevail will depend on the evidence he is able to gather in the extensive discovery process that is likely to follow. Here are some of the main factors that NFL football fans should consider when analyzing the strength of Kaepernick’s claim: 1. The term “collusion” typically means a secret or illegal agreement. Most collusion claims in sports arise under Section
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, 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.
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. The 29-year-old, who has been unemployed since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March, hired high-profile attorney Mark Geragos to represent him.