COLIN KAEPERNICK FILES COLLUSION GRIEVANCE AGAINST NFL OWNERS

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Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the NFL's collective bargaining agreement for collusion against league owners. He alleges that league owners are working together to prevent him from getting back into the NFL. 

 

Kaepernick said in a statement through his lawyer Mark Geragos: "If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political 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."

 

Kaepernick's actions could lead to an early termination of the league's collective bargaining agreement, more than three years before the contract was set to expire. The move could lead to players and owners going back to the drawing board and working out a new CBA that would benefit both parties.