Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos.
Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown.
The filing, which demands an arbitration hearing on the matter, says the NFL and its owners "have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States."
This seals his fate. All those saying that he wasn't doing enough to get a job will either shut up or dig their heels in further.
This means that he will never get a job in the NFL because what owner wants to take that one; whether or not there was collusion or keep him a FA is like the worst-kept secret in the NFL. Yes, half the teams that have been vocal said they would be interested where the other half has said "My fans will boycott my team if I sign him."
Would be interesting to see if he had signed with GB after the Rodgers injury if there would still be this lawsuit. This has been something that's been bubbling up for a while.