Kaepernick’s Collusion Case Against the NFL Moves Ahead — Step By Step

In a major blow to the N.F.L., Colin Kaepernick achieved a preliminary but important win in his case accusing the league of colluding to keep him off the field because of the player protests during the national anthem that he instigated.

The ruling, essentially granting a full hearing on the dispute, keeps alive a case that the N.F.L. desperately wanted to go away. The league is preparing for a new season beginning next week and is still grappling with how to defuse the smoldering debate over players who demonstrate during the national anthem to protest racism, police brutality and social injustice…

If Kaepernick wins his case in a full hearing, he would be eligible to receive the money he might have received if he were signed as a free agent. The damages would be doubled.

And worth every penny if it drags the NFL into the 21st Century.

6 thoughts on “Kaepernick’s Collusion Case Against the NFL Moves Ahead — Step By Step

  1. moss says:

    Checked my retirement account this morning. Of the 10 most active stocks, NKE is UP, UP, UP. This on a crappy day with the market whining about Trump and the dolts in Congress.

    • Invisible Hand says:

      “Nike took a hit after releasing the Colin Kaepernick ad. In the Trump era, that might be part of the plan” (CBC Sep 05, 2018 4:00 AM ET) https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/colin-kaepernick-nike-boycott-1.4810655 “…that three per cent drop in share prices on Tuesday may not be so dramatic. Analysts noted that markets as a whole were down. Nike’s closest footwear competitors, Puma and Adidas, opened to similar losses.
      To understand Nike’s marketing savvy, consider what the company’s founder, Phil Knight, once told Sports Illustrated. In a 1993 profile, Knight said he believed that sport “is the culture of the United States,” and his ambition was to make Nike define the culture of sport.”

  2. p/s says:

    Nike released a new commercial narrated by Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday, two days after news broke that the former NFL quarterback would be featured in the company’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. The ad will air Thursday during the NFL season opener, TMZ reported. http://www.tmz.com/2018/09/05/nike-colin-kaepernick-commercial/
    “Dream Crazy,” the two-minute commercial, pulls together clips of young and more accomplished athletes overcoming obstacles on and off the court. Footage of Nike-endorsed stars LeBron James and Serena Williams are included.
    “Don’t become the best basketball player on the planet, be bigger than basketball,” Kaepernick says as footage of James on a basketball court transitions to video of the Los Angeles Lakers forward at the grand opening of the school he opened in August in Akron, Ohio.

  3. Update says:

    The NFL and lawyers for players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced Friday that they had settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed football team owners blackballed them because they had protested racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem before games.
    Terms of the settlement were confidential. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/15/colin-kaepernick-reaches-settlement-in-collusion-case-against-nfl-lawyer-says.html

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