Colin Kaepernick Files Grievance with NFL for Collusion
Six weeks into the 2017 NFL season, and Colin Kaepernick is still without a team – but he’s not giving up ever playing again. The quarterback has filed a formal suit against the NFL for allegedly engaging in secret meetings with the owners to hinder him from signing with a team.
According to Bleacher Report, with the help of his attorney Mark Geragos, Kaepernick has “filed a grievance against the owners for participating in collusion under the latest collective bargaining agreement.”
“Article 69, Section 2 of the CBA allows for the agreement to be terminated prematurely in the event of proof of collusion. Under Article 17, Section 16(c) of the CBA, termination can arise from only one incident of collusion involving only one player if there is clear and convincing evidence of a violation.”
Last season, Kaepernick took a knee during the National Anthem to protest police brutality and social injustice, especially in the African American community. Since then, it’s been spun into more protests that have nothing to do with what Kaepernick was originally protesting. Teams have gone on record to say that they didn’t want the attention he brings to their teams.
I think they’ve gotten more than enough “unwanted” attention in recent weeks, as more players are kneeling, sitting, and some aren’t even coming out for the National Anthem at all. I think it’s time for someone to sign Kaepernick, and quit with the excuses. He’s no more a distraction now than everyone else in the league who has joined in to protest. I’ve made a vow not to watch any games until he’s back on someone’s team, and I’m sticking to it.