Kaepernick collusion claim hard to prove

A grievance filed by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says his inability to find work, despite six solid seasons in the National Football League, is because of collusion against him by NFL owners — with President Trump’s encouragement — for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police violence against African Americans.

When a skilled professional athlete is suddenly and persistently unemployed while his former team flounders and rivals make do with less-accomplished reserves, blaming his status on a collective freeze-out does not seem far-fetched. But in the legal forum that will judge Kaepernick’s complaint, it can be extremely difficult to prove.

Just ask Barry Bonds.

After his last season with the Giants in 2007, the year he broke Hank Aaron’s career home run record of 755 on his way to final total of 762, Bonds went unsigned for 2008. He couldn’t get a taker even when he offered to play for the Major League Baseball minimum of $500,000, one-32nd of his previous salary. At the time, he was facing a federal indictment on charges of lying to a federal grand jury about steroid use, charges that eventually led to an obstruction-of-justice conviction that was overturned on appeal. …

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Comments

  1. THE CAPTIVE says

    OMG this fellow has really bad manners -so what did he expect ? Maybe he’ll start to GROW UP?

  2. What a crock of dung–krapershit was overrated and mediocre -inconsistent and not a real quarterback–idiot coach put him in after Alex Smith got a concussion–Smith had done all the work before he got payolaed out-Sf had a good team defensively and offensively then–the kraper left on his own –no one wanted him cause he was not anything but a bench warmer–frivolous lawsuit and he should get sued for false claims and wasting courts time!

  3. Another Liberal Zero claiming unlawfully that he was hurt in all of the Anthem stuff, because others did it to him. He may have just as well stabbed himself in the foot he was so bad and then he could legally have sat down on the bench again and nobody would have noticed his incompetence.

  4. Oh, Boo-Hoo!
    Perhaps if he’d concentrated on his play, and not his “performance”, he wouldn’t be having these issues.

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