BACK TO PLANTATION: Kaepernick SUING NFL Owners Claiming Collusion
Colin “The Cancer” Kaepernick has tired of poverty.
Now he has decided to sue the NFL for what he believes is collusion.
From the Bleacher Report:
Per Freeman, Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos to help him in the legal situation.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports also reported the quarterback’s plan to file a grievance.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract at the conclusion of last season with the expectation he would find a new landing spot but has not gotten a new deal and has received surprisingly little interest compared to how well he played last season. He finished the year with 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions in 12 games.
Based on what ESPN’s Michael Wilbon and Al Sharpton said recently, Kaepernick is suing to get back on the plantation. Or is that applicable only if he plays for Jerry Jones.
Interesting that Kaepernick exercised his free agency of his own accord. He wanted to test the water on his value. The owners provided Kaepernick an answer. $ZERO!
Nobody twisted Kaepernick’s arm. He freely decided to leave back in March.
The league was notified in a letter sent to all teams by Kaepernick’s representation, Select Sports Group. Thursday is the first day Kaepernick can opt out, and he has until the new league year begins March 9 to do it.
Kaepernick’s contract was originally supposed to keep him with the Niners through 2020, but the team worked with the 29-year-old to revamp it before he reclaimed the starting job in October.
People who believe Kaepernick deserves a job, base that decision solely on talent. However, football is a business. And team comraderie or what athletes call “team unity” is important. I think it’s safe to say that Kaepernick has disrupted team unity for many teams, not just the 49ers. So to expect somebody to hire him is ridiculous. Owners can determine whom they decide to pay, and I don’t expect the courts to declare anything different.
Some might claim that the NFL can’t get together to “blackball” a player, but I suggest they tread lightly. Hollywood will be next. But as it pertains to football, the league can decide that a player is not good for the league and end his career. If the courts were to force teams to hire unruly players, many businesses could be in jeopardy.
Kaepernick’s employee record was put on full display on nationwide TV. I doubt any team would want the disruption of a Kaepernick. And honestly, if the guy were any good, two things would happen. First, a team would pick him up. And second, he would just shut up and play.