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Colin Kaepernick files grievance against owners for collusion

This is going to get interesting.

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been unable to land a job this year, and he is taking his fight to the next level. NFL columnist Mike Freeman is reporting Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the owners, under the collective bargaining agreement, for collusion. He has hired attorney Mark Geragos to represent him in the process.

This is certainly an interesting turn of events. Collusion is difficult to prove without a clear smoking gun. While the owners have done some stupid things in the past, I doubt there is an email or letter or voicemail in which we hear anybody telling owners and/or general managers to not sign Kap. One team can choose not to sign him, but collusion requires multiple teams and a concerted effort.

It will be difficult for Kaepernick to prove this, but the hiring of Geragos is interesting. He is very high profile, having represented Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, Chris Brown following his battery of Rihanna, and a variety of other high profile clients. I don’t see Kaepernick winning this, but this could potentially open the door to some discovery the NFL would never want, and Geragos will be a strong weapon in the continuing PR battle.

Freeman also reported that Kaepernick is expected to release a statement about the grievance.