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Kaepernick Files Grievance Against
NFL Owners, Alleges Collusion to
Keep Him Out

Legal Insurrection, by Mary Chastain

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Posted By:earlybird, 10/16/2017 5:48:07 PM

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

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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.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 10/16/2017 5:51:09 PM     (No. 11419317)

Yeah, they got together and reviewed his game films.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/16/2017 5:51:55 PM     (No. 11419319)

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.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/16/2017 5:53:52 PM     (No. 11419328)

(contd)

Re the quote from the article in #2, someone should have printed that in crayon letters two feet tall and given it to Kapaernick. And his black widow girlfriend.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Northern Redman, 10/16/2017 6:00:14 PM     (No. 11419338)

I haven´t been sign either. Can we make this a class action?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 10/16/2017 6:04:48 PM     (No. 11419342)

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,

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SALady, 10/16/2017 6:09:17 PM     (No. 11419351)

Didn´t he start most of the games for the 49´s last season, and was terrible???

Vince Young was much better, and he never really got another shot after Tennessee.

Sorry, Colin, but affirmative action doesn´t really work when grown men are getting paid millions of dollars to play a boys game...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: franq, 10/16/2017 6:21:44 PM     (No. 11419362)

Good grief. Collusion. The word of the decade. Like "gravitas" was some years back. It´s to laugh. My liberal sister throws out these Facebook posts full of $64,000 words; as if that will impress...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: blizzard, 10/16/2017 6:22:10 PM     (No. 11419364)

His career was already over, but this puts the final nail in the coffin. No owner is going to sign/hire him after he sues them for collusion.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: arcady, 10/16/2017 6:22:11 PM     (No. 11419365)

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.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 10/16/2017 6:27:19 PM     (No. 11419370)

Good grief; he´s just like Hillary! Why can´t he accept that he is a lousy quarterback? Saw someone in a comments thread refer to him as "Kippersnack". I think that my new name for him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Krause, 10/16/2017 6:28:16 PM     (No. 11419371)

A now marginal QB with lots of baggage who will drive fans away.......and an angry GF.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TLCary, 10/16/2017 6:30:04 PM     (No. 11419374)

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.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Calico Al, 10/16/2017 6:32:33 PM     (No. 11419377)

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.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/16/2017 6:39:55 PM     (No. 11419382)

Employers are not required to hire obnoxious trouble makers. Colon´s lawyers will take all his money, lose, and Colon will be left broke, but I do not care.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 10/16/2017 6:47:02 PM     (No. 11419387)

Here´s hoping that clown fool goes bankrupt.
Crap on my flag and I wish you bad mojo!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: horacer, 10/16/2017 6:47:33 PM     (No. 11419389)

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.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nimby, 10/16/2017 6:53:05 PM     (No. 11419396)

Collusion!!! RUSSAH!! We demand a special counsel investigating this collusion!!!!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/16/2017 7:04:13 PM     (No. 11419417)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/16/2017 7:05:09 PM     (No. 11419419)

Kaepie, you might want to re-consider your actions, bro. No more football and no more endorsements.. Quit while you can.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: coldoc, 10/16/2017 7:05:25 PM     (No. 11419421)

I hope she was worth it. Not really, I hope she gave you the crabs.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: dwa, 10/16/2017 7:11:21 PM     (No. 11419430)

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.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/16/2017 7:27:31 PM     (No. 11419446)

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.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/16/2017 7:27:48 PM     (No. 11419448)

Poor snowflake Kaepernick. Maybe he´s learning that personal choices and personal behavior have consequences.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: mythman, 10/16/2017 7:49:35 PM     (No. 11419468)

Let´s hope lawyer Mark Geragos takes Kaepernick for millions.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/16/2017 7:55:44 PM     (No. 11419479)

Losernick did it to himself. There is no grievance here.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tangles, 10/16/2017 8:22:05 PM     (No. 11419509)

A brain injury suit! Not from football but from that lady that made him crazy.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Leftcoast, 10/16/2017 8:37:41 PM     (No. 11419519)

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.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Virtudawg, 10/16/2017 9:01:54 PM     (No. 11419535)

If "collusion" = "basic common sense," then I supposed that all the NFL owners are collectively guilty as heck on this one.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: coyote, 10/16/2017 9:02:38 PM     (No. 11419536)

It´s that socialist girlfriend, the things a man will do for a woman!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 10/16/2017 9:24:59 PM     (No. 11419556)

Not only is she socialist, but a Muzzie too. A two-fer!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: geoman, 10/16/2017 9:48:04 PM     (No. 11419579)

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.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mizzmac, 10/16/2017 9:50:59 PM     (No. 11419581)

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.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 10/16/2017 10:30:50 PM     (No. 11419615)

San Francisco got rid of Alex Smith for Kap. Right now, Kansas City, where Smith is the quarterback, has only lost one game and San Francisco hasn´t won a single game. I´m smiling.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bassman, 10/16/2017 11:05:51 PM     (No. 11419653)

No collusion!! Each of the 32 independent minds decided they didn´t want him.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JediJerry, 10/17/2017 12:37:18 AM     (No. 11419692)

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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Reply 36 - Posted by: pchristopher, 10/17/2017 1:51:22 AM     (No. 11419727)

Gee....the fact that he´s a lousy player couldn´t have had anything to do with it then, huh?

What a joke....

....And go get a haircut!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: kono, 10/17/2017 2:33:31 AM     (No. 11419749)

I might have given a damn when I was an NFL fan. At this point, I can´t even muster half a damn to give about this nonsense any more.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Mickturn, 10/17/2017 9:00:21 PM     (No. 11420925)

Wa wa wa...stuff it Kapercrap!

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Fox News, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/17/2017 4:28:49 PM     Post Reply
One year after losing the presidential race, 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is still questioning the “legitimacy” of President Trump’s victory, accusing Republicans of voter suppression tactics in swing states and Russians of influencing votes through a “disinformation campaign.” “I think that there are lots of questions about its legitimacy,” Clinton said of the election during a video interview posted online Friday by the liberal Mother Jones website. Clinton lamented how “we don’t have a method for contesting” the election in the United States and called for an independent commission to “get to the bottom of what happened.” She suggested that she

The incredible new chapter
in the Hillary Clinton chronicles

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Fox News, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 11/17/2017 4:14:04 AM     Post Reply
The Department of Justice will soon commence an investigation to determine whether there should be an investigation (you read that nonsense correctly) of a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and a company called Uranium One. It appears that FBI decisions made during the time that Hillary Clinton was being investigated for espionage will also be investigated to see whether there should be an investigation to determine whether she was properly investigated. (Again, you read that nonsense correctly.) Only the government can relate nonsense with a straight face. Here is the back story. When President Donald Trump fired FBI Director Jim Comey last

Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have
Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

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New York Times, by JENNIFER STEINHAUER    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat of New York, who holds Hillary Clinton’s former seat, said on Thursday that Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency after his inappropriate relationship with an intern came to light nearly 20 years ago. Asked directly if she believed Mr. Clinton should have stepped down at the time, Ms. Gillibrand took a long pause and said, “Yes, I think that is the appropriate response.” But she also appeared to signal that what is currently considered a fireable offense may have been more often overlooked during the Clinton era. “Things have changed today, and I think under those

Rapper Lil Peep dies aged 21
of suspected overdose

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Guardian (UK), by Ben Beaumont-Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 11/16/2017 11:59:43 AM     Post Reply
Lil Peep, a fast-rising rapper whose emotional tracks charted depression and drug use, has died aged 21. His UK representative confirmed the news to the Guardian. Gustav Åhr, who grew up in Long Beach, New York, was reportedly taken to hospital following an overdose, according to music manager Adam Grandmaison. In a video Åhr posted online hours before his death, he said he had taken prescription drugs and other substances, saying: “I’m good, I’m not sick”. Lil Peep: the YouTube rapper who´s taking back emo Read more The rap world has paid tribute to him, with Diplo writing on Twitter that Åhr “had so

NFL Owners Are Discussing Removing
Jerry Jones From The League

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Daily Caller, by David Hookstead    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/16/2017 7:15:09 PM     Post Reply
Multiple NFL owners have engaged in discussions about removing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones from the league. (Snip) The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday the following: The tension has grown so severe that the topic of removing Jones has been discussed by at least some owners, according to three people familiar with the matter. That type of drastic action would require the league showing conduct detrimental to the league—which is exactly the language the league used in its Nov. 15 letter to Jones’s attorney, David Boies. That letter was shared with all of the league’s 32 owners. It was

MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt ‘Reports’ Franken
Was ‘Not Actually Groping’ Leeann Tweeden

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Mediaite, by Larry O´Connor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 11/17/2017 1:05:55 PM     Post Reply
As the breaking story of Al Franken‘s lewd behavior toward Leeann Tweeden during a USO tour in 2006 was developing Thursday, MSNBC’s Capitol Hill Correspondent Kasie Hunt reported to viewers that Franken was “not actually groping” Tweeden in the famous photo that shook the political and media landscape. (Snip) Not only is this “reporting” inaccurate, Hunt seems to present a political argument that even Franken is not making in his own defense. “Potentially — not actually groping, but mock-groping” is how Hunt, the reporter delivered the news. How does she know this? What facts have been presented to support this? I


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