Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer Confirms Grievance Filed Against NFL Owners, Saying His 'Peaceful Protest Should Not Be Punished'

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Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer Confirms Grievance Filed Against NFL Owners, Saying His 'Peaceful Protest Should Not Be Punished'

And people are saying it's "about time."

Published October 16, 2017

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.

  1. Here's Kaepernick's attorney's statement about the QB's grievance filing against NFL owners

    Apply that pressure, Kap!

  2. People responded to the filing and statement with a resounding 'about time'

    Yes!

  3. and they are all the way here for Colin

    Get 'em!

  4. For those critics who still insist that Kaepernick isn't being blackballed by NFL owners due to his 2016 season-long kneeling during the national anthem, consider this ...

    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?

  5. With the grievance filing, Browns' fans are calling for the hapless 0-6 team to give Kaepernick a call

    Something has to give here.

  6. If the Browns don't give Kaepernick an offer, maybe the Packers will

    The team will probably be without star QB Aaron Rodgers for the rest of the season due to a fractured collarbone. Well, Green Bay?

  7. Although Kap's lawyer's statement didn't mention President Trump, other people didn't hesitate dragging the Celebrity-in-Chief over this matter

    #Facts.

  8. Let's see what happens ...

    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?

Written by BET Staff

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