Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL owners

Colin Kaepernick is pursuing a collusion grievance in opposition to the NFL underneath the CBA.

Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is pursuing a collusion grievance in opposition to the NFL underneath the CBA, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports activities and Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

The NFL spokesman advised La Canfora that he’s checking on it.

Kaepernick stays a free agent since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March. Kaepernick was one of many NFL’s largest tales in 2016 after he determined to kneel in the course of the nationwide anthem to protest and lift consciousness in opposition to racial injustice in America. Gamers all through the league have continued protesting throughout this NFL season.

As explained by Sports Illustrated‘s Michael McCann in March, “Collusion happens when two or extra groups, or the league and not less than one workforce, be a part of to deprive a participant of a contractually earned proper. Such a proper is generally discovered within the collective bargaining settlement signed by a league and its gamers’ affiliation. For instance, the precise of a free-agent participant to barter a contract with a workforce can’t be impaired by a conspiracy of groups to disclaim participant an opportunity to signal.”

Does Colin Kaepernick have a legit collusion case?

Freeman studies that Kaepernick is getting ready an announcement about his submitting of grievance, which needs to be launched quickly. Kaepernick has hired legal professional Mark Geragos, who has represented excessive profile shoppers together with Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder and NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield.

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