Results matching “Kaepernick”

Players who have been meeting with league say their patience is “wearing thin”

A group of 11 players who have been communicated with the league regarding the anthem controversy now have another area of concern, and they want to have a meeting over it. “Many players have been deeply troubled by the disturbing comments made by Texans owner Bob McNair,” a letter from a coalition of players to [more]

Kaepernick’s lawyer calls McNair remark a “smoking gun for collusion”

Friday’s developments regarding Texans owner Bob McNair will have an impact beyond Houston, apparently. In his weekly Reasonable Doubt podcast, attorney Mark Geragos characterized McNair’s comment that “[w]e can’t have the inmates running the prison” as being directly relevant to quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s claim of collusion against the NFL. “Remember when I indicated that I [more]

49ers partnering with cop unions on gun-control measures

The 49ers are not sticking to sports. After finding themselves in the middle of the national conversations about protests of racial inequality and police brutality during the national anthem, the 49ers are continuing to involve themselves in social debates. Via the San Jose Mercury News, the team joined with representatives from a number of police [more]

Kaepernick reportedly will join owners, players in next round of talks

As the NFL and the NFL Players Association work to resolve the anthem controversy once and for all, the guy who started the movement will be involved in the efforts get things turned around. Via Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, quarterback Colin Kaepernick will join the process next week, attending the next meeting between NFL [more]

Russell Okung: NFL not backing talk on social justice reforms

Chargers left tackle Russell Okung has heard the talk. Now he’s waiting to see the NFL do something about it. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN, Okung said he’s been disappointed to see the league and its owners not follow up on some of the social justice topics during the recent summit with players in New [more]

Kaepernick has $1 million book deal

Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a job in the NFL, but he’s getting paid. PFT has confirmed that Kaepernick has signed a book deal, but we’ve gotten none of the specific details, yet. According to the New York Post, the arrangement with Random House is worth more than $1 million. Kaepernick previously has been meeting with publishers [more]

McCloughan testified in his grievance against Washington

Former Washington G.M. Scot McCloughan has filed a grievance against the team for the balance of his contract, and the in-house litigation is moving forward. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, McCloughan recently was questioned under oath by Washington lawyers. The deposition occurred during the organization’s bye week. It was part of the [more]

Geragos has “reason to believe” a collusion “smoking gun” exists

Lawyer Mark Geragos, who has been hired to represent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, hasn’t said much publicly about the collusion grievance filed last Sunday on Kaepernick’s behalf against the NFL. In the latest episode of the Reasonable Doubt podcast (with his c0-host Adam Carolla), Geragos said plenty. “What you need is the email from . . .  [more]

York: Colin Kaepernick isn’t being blackballed

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a formal claim of collusion against the NFL. The NFL wisely hasn’t said much about the pending legal proceeding. On Thursday, however, Kaepernick’s former boss did. Asked by reporters whether Kaepernick is being “treated fairly” by the league, 49ers CEO Jed York said this, “It’s very difficult for me [more]

Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team

As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the situation can be resolved: Colin Kaepernick needs to be on a team. “I got to talk to [more]

Eric Reid to continue kneeling for national anthem

49ers safety Eric Reid called Tuesday’s meeting with NFL owners productive, but it hasn’t changed his stance on the national anthem. “It doesn’t change our plans [to kneel] just yet,” Reid said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “It’s a great starting point. Nothing is set in stone yet. So nothing is going [more]

Geragos puts NFL on notice to preserve digital evidence

When it comes to the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance against the NFL, he doesn’t have to prove that the league or its teams had any type of improper motive in not signing him. Instead, Kaepernick must show only that there was coordination. Here’s Article 17, Section 1(a) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, as it relates [more]

Jed York: Colin Kaepernick’s message has been lost

49ers CEO Jed York called Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL and the NFL Players Association “one of his proudest days,” crediting Colin Kaepernick for inspiring the talks. “[Kaepernick’s] message has been lost,” York said, via multiple tweets. “That’s the disappointing part of all of this. . . . The more you sit with players and [more]

Kaepernick could become involved in future meetings between NFL, players

The anthem issue remains unresolved, and the NFL and  the NFL Players Association have resolved to engage in future meetings and discussions on the issue. Those future meetings may, or may not, involve free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “Colin Kaepernick was not invited to attend today’s meeting by any official from the NFL or any team [more]

Week Six power rankings

1. Chiefs (5-1; No. 1): They lost but they’re still No. 1? Welcome to 2017, when it’s impossible to figure out who really is/isn’t the “best” team in football. 2. Eagles (5-1; No. 5): Carson Wentz needs to avoid contact, or the Eagles won’t be able to avoid having to play multiple games without him. [more]