No one is talking about the Colin Kaepernick grievance

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When Colin Kaepernick first filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, attorney Mark Geragos had plenty to say. And then he abruptly clammed up.

Since then, no one from either side has commented, on or off the record, about the pending grievance. The only reasonable conclusion that can be drawn from the situation is that the arbitrator who has been assigned to the grievance has imposed a strict and clear and comprehensive gag order on both sides.

If so, it’s not a surprise. The NFL’s consistently cited the Collective Bargaining Agreement provision that requires silence in these matters from the moment the grievance was filed. Presumably, the league eventually asked the arbitrator to enforce that provision as to Kaepernick and his lawyers.

In the days preceding the Super Bowl, Commissioner Roger Goodell had no comment about the situation. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said that he Smith said he had to be “rather clipped” when talking about Kaepernick, adding that the union is in regular contact with Kaepernick’s representatives and the outside counsel representing him.

So here’s what it all means: No one will likely know anything more about the situation until the grievance is resolved. At that point, nothing will stop Kaepernick or the league from talking about the situation. If Kaepernick wins, there will be plenty to say by everyone involved.

29 responses to “No one is talking about the Colin Kaepernick grievance

  1. WHY? Why even bother…his “grievance” is an absolute farce. I do hope that the lawyer bill Krap for everything that he can possibly get.

  2. “the arbitrator who has been assigned to the grievance has imposed a strict and clear and comprehensive gag order on both sides”
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    I love this guy.

  3. The moment he filed that ridiculous litigation he effectively silenced himself on all matters regarding the NFL. The collusion claim is without merit. Businesses can separately conclude that a guy is radioactive and therefore not hire him. It does not mean they got together as a collective entity in some secret-squirrel meeting and made a blood-pact to keep him out of the league. Even if you believe in what Kap says he stands for, if you have an ounce of objectivity you must admit that he has done absolutely nothing to help himself. He took one workout with a team he had to know was not going to hire him as a starter. He did nothing else. His agent did nothing at all. All he has done is fill a block that says he at least “tried” to get one job. Without that, it would be even more difficult to prove they are unfairly keeping him out if he never bothered to try to get back in since he walked away from the contract he did have.

  4. Kaepernicks attorney probably requested a gag order because he feared the truth would leaked to everyone who didn’t know already. Information that his client is where he is by his own actions and his inability to play quarterback

  5. OR because they couldn’t find actual evidence of anything.

    Remember when this loud mouth lawyer was saying “they’d have something within the next 10 days”…..then he said “but I think Colin will be on a team before then”

    LOL

  6. As a football fan and a 9ER fan who watches every 9ER game. Kaepernick was pretty much done. He struggled and seemed to regress. He’s a Backup QB at best, and I say this with nothing personal against him

  7. I wonder why Jeff George hasn’t also filed a collusion case. He was still good enough to play when no team decided he was worth the hassle of having him on their team. Seems to apply in this case as well so what’s the difference?

    Also, who cares.

  8. Shame that the league who for the last 40 years has denied having black QB’s is now black-balling a QB from earning a living. Kap is better than half the QB’s in the league and the NFL and fans know it. And folks wonder why players kneel. Discrimination is still alive and well over 50 years after passing of the Civil Rights Act.

  9. The collusion claim was a last ditch attempt at bullying NFL teams into continuing to give this guy a platform to push his politics. It failed, his career is over, time to turn the page.

  10. Waaaaaaa waaaaaa I got injured at work recently, what chance do you suppose I’d have of going back to work or a competitor if I sued my employer?

    This is worse than Michael Sam waaaaaaa waaaaaaa you have to let me on the team and can’t cut me

  11. A guy offends half of the Nation (supposedly) and causes the single biggest disruption in Professional Sports, and he wonders why the other owners decided on other players instead of him to be on their roster! (should it be illegal to talk to the other owners for their feelings)?
    Typical mentality of today, it isn’t my fault, I’ll kick you in the teeth but if you get mad it is your fault.
    He was being played to play football, not to be a social activist while representing one city and team.
    Some see this as another way to justify certain behavior, others see this as bringing to light, why some races get arrested more than others.. You decide

  12. skawh says:
    February 4, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Shame that the league who for the last 40 years has denied having black QB’s is now black-balling a QB from earning a living. Kap is better than half the QB’s in the league and the NFL and fans know it. And folks wonder why players kneel. Discrimination is still alive and well over 50 years after passing of the Civil Rights Act.

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    Please remember the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL offered him a job straight up this year and he and his agent didn’t even bother to reply to the team with an answer.If he was really serious he could have gone out and dominated the league by winning a Grey Cup and then the case for him to get an NFL job would have been much greater. Players like Warren Moon,Jeff Garcia and Doug Flutie moved to Canada when NFL offers dried up and returned again to have fairly good NFL seasons. Not sure why Kaepernick decided to waste a year of his career instead of trying to show them they were wrong.

  13. Kaepernick just raised money for a cop killer
    That could be why no one is talking about his phony collusion
    He keeps shooting himself in the foot. The cops as pigs socks, the Castro shirt, supporting a cop killer, come on. Its pretty easy to see why he doesn’t have a job, and its not collusion

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