Former NFL quarter Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against NFL owners because he believes they colluded to keep him out of a job due to his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick first protested in the 2016 preseason when he took a knee during the national anthem. He claimed he protested against racial injustice across the country. The protests took off, with many players following his lead.Kaepernick hired criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos, who has represented Michael Jordan and musician Chris Brown. CBS Sports reported this statement from Geragos: We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the
Comments: Mark Geragos. Oy. Hack “celebrity lawyer”. Not exactly first rate. I remember when he publicly insisted that he’d present receipts for all of the items his client Wynona Ryder was charged with shoplifting. Never happened. Ask Wynona how that came out… Michael Jackson (molestation), Chris Brown (assault of Rihanna). And so forth. He was always a joke in Los Angeles.
A read of the article gives us some independent opinions from a few team coaches. He’d have maybe been OK as a backup but not as a starting quarterback. Others did not want to be involved in his protest kerfuffle.
Bottom line is the bottom line:
The NFL is a business so therefore the 1st Amendment does not apply to it. Another example? The New York Times changed its social media policy, even for their employees’ personal Twitter and Facebook accounts. Look, if your actions have a negative affect on a business then that business will do what it can to save itself. Without a profit, it cannot function. Without a profit, these athletes cannot make the millions they receive. If you have baggage in your past, any business will take that into consideration when considering you for a position.
He has filed the grievance now he has to show hard proof. Claiming he is one of the better quarterbacks is not proof. He needs to provide transcripts or other evidence about phone calls, memos, meetings between owners and or the league that say they are going to keep him out of the league. He is basing his entire claim on the fact that he has not been hired and that is proof of collusion. I think it is proof that 32 men decided independently that he is not worth the disunity he would bring,
If the NFL had not encouraged this behavior, if he and the team had been fined, this would not be happening. They had a false choice between their current good business, and some phony social justice. They chose poorly and now they will have neither a good business or real social justice.
He thinks that the USA´s laws make him ENTITLED to that income, even though he sucks and customer dissatisfaction would make hiring him the worst business decision since New Coke. But still he hates the USA because we aren´t nice enough. I wonder how nice we need to be to make him tolerate us? Ok, I don´t wonder that much.
How about he start his own league with his kneeling buds without the colluding owners. They could use their own money to form a league, put the money up for the use of stadiums and be their own bosses.
Kaepernick is not an NFL QB. Athletic ability got him thru his first two seasons. But to be an NFL QB you need more. 90% is between the ears, e.g. Tom Brady. He was stupid to ask for starter money. Every team in the league knows he´s limited from the pocket.
Sorry princess but you raised the bar with your baggage. If you could play like Brady, Rogers (before yesterday) or Brees you´d be worth the extra pain. But you don´t. Are you better than others under contract, I believe you are, but not enough to offset your self destructive behavior. No collusion added, no Russians were harmed in the delivery of this note.
Actions have consequences. Kaepernick brings a lot of baggage and turmoil, esp with his black girlfriend. As I recall a team was looking seriously at him until she called the team coach and owners plantation owners. Who wants to have to deal with an American hater and his big mouth girlfriend.
Hmmmmm...What´s really sad is that leftists generally don´t like football. And they don´t care at all that they´ve been successful in destroying a successful business that used to be fun for fans. First the suits about brain injury (of course the players brains were more likely to be injured than non-players, every part of their body is more likely to be injured than those of non-players, it´s a brutal contact sport, and brains are delicate), and now the protests. The left doesn´t care, they leave every area they get involved with worse than it was when they began. Sad that so many players don´t understand that the left is just exploiting them, like the left exploits anyone they can exploit. Meanwhile, the players can´t even verbalize what it is that their protest meant to accomplish or what would possibly satisfy their unfocused criticisms of our country. The whole thing really is, to use a liberal expression, sad. Lose lose lose. And Kaepernick is just a dope. Whose good football days are long gone.
A very smart man once said that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Kaepernick must have skipped physic over football in school. Funny how things always balance out in the future.
I´m watching this closely as a test case. In the 1970s, the Cowboys, with their fancy computer models that were emulated by GMs across the NFL, colluded to keep me from my entitled position as a starting NFL defensive end. Instead, their obvious size discrimination made Ed "Too Tall" Jones a household name at the position. I could have been Rock "Too Small" Geoman on either the Cowboys or with one of the other 29 teams of that era. Anti-size discrimination and de facto evidence of collusion.
He´s a liberal, alright. It didn´t go my way and it´s my own fault. So first I whine, then I claim collusion, then I sue. He needs to go be a community organizer. George Soros will pay him to be an idiot. He has a proven track record of funding idiots.
Ok a back up player with 1 win and 10 losses. Goes psycopolitical then walks away. Now he’s claiming everyone is coordinating their decisions to not put him on a team roster? Maybe I’m missing something here. Maybe move to Denmark and sign up for free health care and college and get a five hour a day job with retirement guaranteed. It’s a socialists dream land where everyone is brainwashed from birth that big government provides all you need for being happy. No police brutality no racial oppression and everyone makes the same amount of money and pays the highest taxes on Earth. Just what you’ve been dreaming of and only a short one way plane ride to get there. Plus almost all of the women are blue eyed blonds. Dude what are you waiting for! The one thing they didn’t tell you is the two biggest problems in the country are suicides and alcoholism. But really it’s your kind of place.
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