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Colin Kaepernick’s collusion claims to go to trial after NFL’s request to dismiss the case is DENIED

Colin Kaepernick’s collusion claims will go to trial after NFL’s request to dismiss the case is DENIED

  • Colin Kaepernick claims NFL owners conspired against him to keep him out of the league since becoming a free agent in 2017
  • The NFL’s request to dismiss the grievance was denied Tuesday by an arbitrator 
  • The quarterback claims the NFL is doing so because of his peaceful protests to kneel during the national anthem  

Colin Kaepernick’s collusion claim against the NFL is going to trial after the league’s request to dismiss the grievance was denied.  

In what is Kaepernick’s biggest win so far in this case, an arbitrator denied the league’s request Tuesday to throw out the quarterback’s claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice.

Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos tweeted a picture Thursday of the ruling by arbitrator Stephen B. Burbank.

The former 49ers quarterback argues that owners have colluded to keep him off any NFL roster since he hit free agency in 2017 – after he began the widespread peaceful protests by kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

Colin Kaepernick claims NFL owners conspired against him to keep him out of the league since becoming a free agent in 2017

The quarterback claims the NFL is doing so because of his peaceful protests to kneel during the national anthem

The quarterback claims the NFL is doing so because of his peaceful protests to kneel during the national anthem

The NFL's request to dismiss the grievance was denied Tuesday by an arbitrator

The NFL’s request to dismiss the grievance was denied Tuesday by an arbitrator

The protests have grown into one of the most polarizing issues in sports, with President Donald Trump loudly urging the league to suspend or fire players who demonstrate during the anthem.

Kaepernick contends the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with players by conspiring to keep him off of teams.

The case hinges on whether owners worked together rather than decided individually to not sign Kaepernick.

A similar grievance is still pending by unsigned safety Eric Reid, who played with Kaepernick in San Francisco and joined in the protests.

Meanwhile, the league and players union still haven’t resolved whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the national anthem.

Owners approved a policy requiring players to stand if they are on the sideline during the national anthem, allowing them to stay off the field if they wish. 

But the league and union put that on hold after the Miami Dolphins faced backlash for classifying the protests as conduct potentially detrimental to the team — putting players at risk of fines or suspensions. 

Kaepernick says the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with players by conspiring to keep him off of teams

Kaepernick says the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with players by conspiring to keep him off of teams

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