Mark Geragos confirms filing of Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance

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Attorney Mark Geragos, whose client list has included the likes of Michael Jackson, Winona Ryder, Scott Peterson, and Chris Brown (pictured with Geragos), now represents Colin Kaepernick. Geragos confirmed on Sunday night that a grievance alleging collusion has been filed against the NFL.

“We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the CBA on behalf of Colin Kaepernick,” Geragos said in a statement. “This was done only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives.

“If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protests — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government. Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance.

“Colin Kaepernick’s goal has always been, and remains, to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field.”

It’s unclear whether the grievance will help or hurt Kaepernick’s effort. On one hand, it could push the league to nudge a team to sign him. On the other hand, it could underscore the perception that Kaepernick brings baggage that outweighs his current talent level.

59 responses to “Mark Geragos confirms filing of Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance

  1. Classy list of clients there…a wife/baby killer, a child molester, a female assaulter, and a celebrity shoplifter..

  2. I would sue for damages since…

    Colin has been funding Know Your Rights. Know Your Rights has been actively boycotting the NFL since September with #BoycottNFL, @theNFLboycott and others.

    Why would you hire someone who is actively trying to hurt your business?

  3. Why is God’s green earth would a team want to sign him now? After wearing pig cop socks, wearing Cuban dictator murderer shirts. Accusing NFL owners of being slave owners and now attempting to sue them with a frivolous lawsuit.

  4. It’s not the protests that he’s being shunned for, it’s the pig socks, the che guevara garbage and the fact that he’s donated money to the non-profit of a convicted cop-killer. With all of the players who have protested it is absolutely asinine to even claim that protesting has anything to do with why he does not have a job.

  5. I’d bet a large sum of money Keap will live to regret disrespecting all the dead soilders and cops he thumbed his nose at with his Busch league kneeling temper tantrums and piggy socks. A lot of good people in this country are enjoying watching him squirm. Checkmate, sport.

  6. “If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protests — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government.”

    If you’re not going to be forthright with the factual history, at least be better at trying to deceive—Obama was in office when Kaepernick lodged his protests. But, then again, desperate cases call for desperate measures.

  7. Any shot that Kaepernick having a chance to return to the NFL is done. Whats next Greg Hardy gonna file a grievance to. Because he’s being balled by the league. If im the league lawyers im saying Kaepernick was on a NFL team and he OPTED OUT of his contract. Was there a good chance the 49ers were gonna cut him. Most likely Yes but still he chose to not play for the 49ers.

  8. Why is it hard for the media to comprehend that a business owner can choose not to hire a person that would represent their organization in a way they would want them to? If you discriminate for age, race, sex, etc that’s one thing but it’s legal not to hire a applicant that gives you a sick feeling In your gut…

  9. Name the team that would be in a better position to win with Kaepernick on their roster.

    This legal action is irrefutable evidence that Kaepernick’s declining skill set are not enough to secure him a spot on any NFL team.

    Geragos is a publicity seeking ambulance chaser.

  10. This isn’t 32 owners getting together to blackball a guy……it’s 32 owners who all agree (separately and by themselves) that he’s not a good enough QB for the baggage he brings with him.

  11. ‘If the NFL (as well as all professional sports leagues) is to remain a meritocracy…’

    The NFL isn’t a meritocracy, it is a business. If Kaepernick could add to a team’s bottom line instead of subtracting from it then it would not matter a lick to most NFL owner’s if he was a cannibal

  12. So long as two or more NFL clubs don’t “collude” to prevent “Kap” from playing, I see nothing wrong with each individual team making its own independent decision against hiring him. Yes, even if that decision is based entirely on opposition to his anthem protest.

  13. So he thinks this will help him get a job in the NFL? Or is this his last effort for a money grab.It’s actually a good idea because he was never getting another shot a playing again.

  14. Just wow!! Talk about ensuring you will NEVER play in the NFL again.. CK surely thinks he is being gutsy pulling this stunt. He must think he is a great q/b or not smart enough to see he is being taken for a ride!

  15. He decided to end his contract.

    He got a tryout with Seattle and we don’t know what happened there, however then the Ravens were going to take a look but the owner decided to ask his client base what they thought, and for doing that the owner was called a slave owner and one of the favored team players from history got called a house slave. In other words, if he doesn’t get what he wants here comes the race card. It would be crazy to hire him.

    I think that he is in for a surprise. There is no law that says he has to be hired. He has no right to play, it is a privilege that he scoffed at, and more importantly striking out at the owners isn’t a way to get them to change their minds or the minds of their fans.

  16. deedub1639 says:
    October 15, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    So he thinks this will help him get a job in the NFL? Or is this his last effort for a money grab.It’s actually a good idea because he was never getting another shot a playing again.

    —————
    Maybe this is a coincidence, but every time there is a chance he might get on a field again something comes out of his camp that kills that chance. Like an acvusation of an owner who is still considering him, or this lawsuit. Its almost as if he and his people felt that him getting on a field again would be a bad thing for them. As much as they imply he wants it and is just a victim, Im not sure they really want it.

  17. briang123 says:
    October 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm
    It appears his grievance, based on what his attorney said, will be no different than what the protests have become: generic anti-Trump actions.

    —————
    Yeah, that’ll fly. Trump is what he is, but as far as Kaeps predicament Trump has had exactly zero to do with that.

    Next you’ll tell me he filed in Miami looking for a friendlier court.

  18. Colin did perform at the highest level but also performed horribly as well. He only started his protests and tweets after he lost his starting job. He knew his career, at least as a starter, was over. He was treated just as fairly as every other player who lost their starting job and their contracts were hurting the team. He was not fired because of the protests, socks, Castro shirts and anti-American tweets. He opted out of his contract, refused trades based on money. The only one who has been unfair is him to the NFL and the owners and to the other players.

  19. The worst part of CK’s new legal action, is we will all have to deal with a new tidal wave of CK articles and media drama coverage! Ugh!!
    Enough already, please just go away…

  20. Wow, they are pretending this is all about partisan politics?

    Trump tweeted about specific actions that occurred during the current season in which Kaepernick wasn’t even involved.

    Not before it when he had chances with teams such as the Seahawks and Ravens.

    The President commenting like he did upon this disrespectful fiasco is his first amendment right, it did not cause any injury upon Kaepernick.

    Hey Kaep, I’m a Democrat, you are a needlessly divisive, and counterproductive IDIOT.

    Took a sure issue, militarization of the police and it needing to be changed, for all people including the benefit of the police itself, and turned it into a circus sideshow. His actions and signaling. He’s only made things worse, and yet he can’t stop from trying to one up the deleterious effect he has had on the NFL by filing a grievance for collusion.

  21. Krapernick has been garbage for the last three years. That’s why nobody wants him. It has nothing to do with protesting anything. He was done in the nfl before he Started his hissy fits last year. His protesting is just an excuse for why he’s not playing. It’s the only card he has left to play.

  22. Colin Kaepernick retired from the NFL the moment his Muslim activist gf Nessa tweeted the pic of Ravens owner Steve Biscotti as a slave owner. That was his last chance to play in the NFL. Good luck proving collusion when he opted out of his contract. The NFL could cite the tweet or his 4-20 record in his last 24 games for reasons NFL teams have chosen not to hire him and they are all legitimate reasons. Colin Kaepernick is finished in the NFL.

  23. He has no illusion about playing again.
    This is just a money grab.
    Hoping he can beat a settlement out of the league in order to avoid additional bad PR that is pissing off the main stream fan.
    I hope it does not work.

    I believe he hopes this will help elevate his status a SJW in order to get speaking gigs and earn a living off of the “Victim,” crowd.
    Otherwise, he may have to learn how to operate a commercial deep-fryer…

  24. I can’t take this anymore. Who says the NFL owes this guy with a cancerous attitude a job? He can’t read a defense! All they have to do in court is show his last couple games… defense rests! The rest of the race baiting stuff is just noise.

  25. Could it be that not one owner or coach in the NFL feels the same way about Trump that Gregg Popovich does or do they lack his courage to speak out?

  26. “I believe he hopes this will help elevate his status a SJW in order to get speaking gigs and earn a living off of the “Victim,” crowd.”

    I laughed at this comment not because i agree with it but because there is one person who plays the “victim” every day and its not Colin.

  27. If I may, I would remind PFT readers that Popovich coached “The Admiral”, David Robinson, and he attended the US Air Force Academy. No one should question his patriotism or his intellect.

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