Quarterback Kaepernick Resolves ‘Pending Grievances’ with NFL: Lawyer

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, one of the most visible players to protest during the U.S. national anthem against racial injustice, has resolved pending grievances with the National Football League, Kaepernick’s lawyer said on Friday.

The attorney, Mark Geragos, said on Twitter that the resolution was subject to a confidentiality agreement and so there would be no further comment by either party.

Kaepernick, 31, filed a collusion grievance against NFL owners in October 2017 after going unsigned as a free agent through the fall of that season, following his decision to opt out of a contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

He has been unable to find a team to play for ever since.

Kaepernick was among the first of several NFL players to kneel during the anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality.

While player protests during the anthem subsided in the season just ended, the issue came up last month when Commissioner Roger Goodell said Kaepernick was not the victim of a coordinated effort by owners to bar him from playing, but rather just not a good fit for any of the 32 teams.

Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl game in 2013, but has not suited up since the 2016 season.

(Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Susan Thomas)

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I saw where he might land in Carolina; the Panthers took on Tom Kitten and as well might need this Peter Rabbit. That team and its fans could absorb this poison without too many adverse effects. I also heard the Pats might be interested. I suspect that’s fake news – designed to trick us into warming up to the Kaeperdick: the thinking goes if the Super Bowl champs think he’s a player, then we just might? Come on Man!
I’ll kiss the Kaeperdick’s rear on Main St. if the Patriots contract him

Rocky Drummond

Totally left out of this article, of course, is his financial settlement. He would have received a considerable amount of money.

Duane DiFranco

He is divisive and instead of doing some good in the community he called white police racist and knelled during the national anthem. The opportunities you were given are because of this country and your disrespect for this country is sickening tome and millions of Americans.

Bob McCoy

Let us not forget he isn’t a good QB.





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