COLIN KAEPERNICK REACHES DEAL WITH THE NFL
By Erin White
February 15, 2019
Alongside Carolina Panther safety Eric Reid, Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has reached an agreement with the NFL as it pertains to their collusion complaints against the league.
“As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party,” attorney Mark Geragos and the NFL said in a joint statement. Many will remember that Kaepernick filed a grievance in 2017 under the collective bargaining agreement that alleged collusion between teams owners refusing to sign him to a team.
Several NFL executives, including commissioner Roger Goodell and several team owners, were ordered to turn over all cell phone records and emails related to Kaep’s case, according to Adam Schefter. And the subsequent filing stated that the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.” Oh, boy.
Reid was the first NFL player to join Kaepernick’s protest back in 2016. Since then he has been drug tested a disproportionate amount of times. “The NFL released a statement saying I was not targeted, and I believe otherwise,” Reid said.