This past weekend, major news broke about Colin Kaepernick filing a grievance against NFL owners for collusion.
The free-agent quarterback's famed attorney, Mark Garagos, confirmed the grievance filing by issuing a statement to multiple media outlets, including the NFL Network.
"If the NFL (as well as all professional sports teams) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful protest — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government," Geragos wrote in part of the statement, as reported by ESPN. "Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance."
So, what do people think about Kaepernick's grievance filing and this subsequent statement about it issued by his lawyer? A resounding about damn time.
Here are plenty of reactions to Kap's grievance filing and his attorney's statement about it.
Apply that pressure, Kap!
Yes, he's referring to the Tennessee Titans signing Brandon Weeden, a QB that Kaepernick is statistically better than, earlier this month. And like Weeden, there are several active quarterbacks (starters and backups) employed by teams, knowing Kaepernick is statistically greater. Gee, so, how do you explain that?
Something has to give here.
The team will probably be without star QB Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season due to a fractured collarbone. Well, Green Bay?
Does your gut tell you that Kaepernick will get a shot in the NFL this season or ever again for that matter? Or will he continue to be jobless after kneeling during the anthem last season as a protest against racism and the police brutality of unarmed Black men?
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