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Monday, October 16, 2017

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Files Grievance Against NFL Owners For "Collusion"

Despite playing poorly in his last season, having undergone multiple surgeries, and being a public relations time-bomb, Colin Kaepernick is upset that he is still unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season.

It cannot be his fault, he seems to surmise, and as such, Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman reports that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion under the latest collective bargaining agreement...
I am told that @Kaepernick7 has filed a grievance under the CBA for collusion against the owners. If accurate, this is huge.

Of course, just like last weekend, we wonder how long this headline will last before it is vehemently denied by Kaepernick's girlfriend.



Anonymous said...

If we independently think the same thing, it isn't collusion.

Anonymous said...

The Russians are to blame....they tampered with his computer!!!!

Anonymous said...

He voluntarily left employment with a NFL club where he had a contract. He requested the release. Due to performance on-field his playing time had shrunk, and that was before his pregame actions began. Standard stuff; nobody plays forever.

First question: As an ex-player, what rights does he have under the NFL agreement with the Players Union to even file a grievance? What length of time after a grievable event does he have to file? Where, and with whom, is it to be filed?

Lots of interesting procedural questions, and most are unlikely to have answers he likes.

At any given moment somewhere between 70 and 100 QBs may be on active NFL rosters, and in the ranks of second and third stringers job security varies widely. Purely on stats they don't command the money he walked away from, and which nobody was willing to match afterward.

He should check with Ray Rice and Pee Wee Herman about employment prospects after you've publicly stepped in it, or in his case, knelt in it. He'll be driving for a ride sharing service before too long.

Anonymous said...

if he was a better quarterback it wouldn't what he did on the sidelines, he would be playing.

Anonymous said...

12:48 nailed it. If you're against something that's wrong and goes against accepted expectations, is that collusion? It's like school systems not hiring a pedophile.

Anonymous said...

He can't play the race

Anonymous said...

"Blacklisted" by the NFL. Ironic....and hilarious!