Kaepernick’s lawyer hints someone is ready to “dime out the NFL”

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The attorney for former 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid is hinting that a witness in their collusion case can come forward with concrete evidence of a conspiracy to keep them out of the league for kneeling during the national anthem.

Lawyer Mark Geragos said on CNN Wednesday night that the NFL owners are conspiring against his clients to appease President Trump, and he suggested that more evidence will surface soon.

“I would stay tuned because this case is about to take a dramatic turn,” he said.

Asked what he means by that, Geragos wouldn’t offer specifics other than a suggestion that “somebody has decided they were going to dime out the NFL for what they were doing.”

That may mean a witness can come forward who will contradict the stated position of the NFL, which is that each team decides for itself whether a player can help that team, and that if Kaepernick and Reid aren’t on a roster, it’s because teams have individually decided they can’t help. If Geragos can produce a witness from the league office, or a team’s coaching staff or personnel department, who can testify that the football people do, in fact, think Kaepernick and Reid can contribute, but that owners and the league office have decided that Kaepernick and Reid are not to see the field, that would go a long way toward making the players’ case.

Stay tuned, indeed.

155 responses to “Kaepernick’s lawyer hints someone is ready to “dime out the NFL”

  1. Only in the fake world of professional athletes does the employees get to dictate what’s appropriate behavior while at work …….

  2. Everyone throws around the word “collusion” when things don’t go their way. It’s amazing how people think their former employer owes them something. Hey Kaepernick, the NFL doesn’t HAVE to hire you…get that through your head!

  3. It would have to be one of the owners coming forward to say that in order to make the case. Some assistant coach or someone else along those lines wouldn’t be enough to prove anything. Especially if said coach is playing from the bitter/just fired hand that was dealt to him. Basically Kaep and Reid are screwed on this unless an owner “dimes” on the other owners and that would be taking money out of his own pocket. And we all know how much owners love for that to happen.

  4. So even if Kapernick wins some sort of judgement, he still is NOT going to play in the NFL. And his lawyer is the same lawyer who defended Scott Peterson. On death row now.

  5. I will fast forward to the conclusion. Kaepernick never plays another NFL down and is up to his ears in legal fees the rest of his life.

    Not to mention, his platform and voice are completely diminished and the social injustice he protested from the beginning continues. Way to change the world Kap!

  6. No case at all Kap had a contract that HE chose to not take the option. Otherwise he would have still been employed. If you quit your job, you can not go back later and blame them if you can not get hired someplace else.

  7. I could see Reid getting signed once camp starts, he’s a decent safety, not a great safety. I’m no sure how he’s brought into this conversation.

  8. If my lawyer ever said “dime out” someone, the next words he’d hear would be “you’re fired.” At whatever I pay them per hour, I want them to at least sound like they’re worth the money.

  9. Yawn. Enough already with this clown. Hey, maybe Ringling Bros’ is hiring. Oh, wait…

  10. Trump, jerry jones, bob mcnair and clark hunt are trying to make the gamd great again.
    These militant troublemakers should not be allowed to hold fans hostage by promoting their agendas.
    Fans paid hundreds of dollars to go to a stadium to watch a game, not to watch a disrespectful “protest”

  11. Do I think that Kaepernick has the talent to be at least a backup in this league? Well, not a high bar – but sure….

    However, there are a lot of things that go into consideration in signing a player. In no specific order:

    1. Salary desired vs perceived value. A backup who wants starter money will likely find themselves unsigned

    2. Perception of skills. Someone who has not advanced their skills after a few years in the league, and who may have actually regressed will see less interest, then someone who is at the top of their game.

    3. Will this player provide any distractions (on the field or off the field)? Will these distractions be of a greater value than the value they provide on the field? LT was a mess off of the field – but a monster on the field. Teams will overlook a lot of things in that case. If a player is a marginal (at best) starter, and more likely a backup – then the slightest distraction will lead to them not being signed.

    4. What interest does the league have in dictating that teams not sign any player? Unless there is a rules violation (failed drug test, criminal activity, etc) – the league typically keeps out of this fray. Why does the league care if Kaepernick plays (or not)? Arent there other players who have kneeled or been vocal about this (and other issues) who are still employed?

    5. Kaep not only started the kneeling – but also wore socks portraying police as pigs, etc. IMHO he is an attention seeker, and a distraction. His play on the field was not good enough to overcome it. Look, Michael Bennett has been really vocal, and even made false claims against the police – but because of his play on the field he has a job. (And would be signed in a heartbeat by another team if released by the Eagles)

    6. I find it really hard to believe, in a league in which there is a deficit of good QBs that some team wouldn’t rush to sign him if they thought he could help them. There is a long list of players who were questionable (at best) from a social perspective who have been signed based on the value they could bring.

  12. Well, (if) someone is going to “dime out” the NFL. He better have a good back up plan for their career. I can not see anyone being dumb enough to put themselves and their families through that.

  13. I’m a victim, I’m a victim….
    Mix in an ambulance chaser and this is what the world has become.

  14. These guys a actors & get paid like kings, you either play the part or you’re out.

  15. If you bet on yourself and lose, filing a lawsuit doesn’t make for the best p.r. move.

    Also, this alleged blockbuster whatever it is info would have been out already.

    Will news outlets hound this guy to let the info out until he admits there was nothing in the first place? Naaa.

  16. Unless he’s got evidence that there were 32 owners in the room and there was a discussion and agreement that no one would employ either Kaepernick or Reid, he’s bluffing.

    And, quite frankly, given the lengths to which front offices work to maintain secrecy (Patriots being one), and who do anything to gain a competitive edge, collusion is simply not believable.

  17. What? Some SJW employee is going to spout off on what he/she thinks “Needs to be said,” in order to get the other SJWs what they think they deserve. (Real or not.)

  18. Only an owner coming forward stating he and other owners got together and collectively agreed with each not to hire either. Either a string of phone calls or an actual meeting..

    If Joe UDFA gets cut via a DUI vs Tom Brady, who has a job offer within the hour? There was NO need for collusion. Each team decided, on their own, that both were not good enough related to their the baggage involved.

    CBA. Cost Benefit Analysis. Microeconomics 101. Something we all use daily and billionaires thrive at.

  19. “which is that each team decides for itself whether a player can help that team”

    All adult business decisions weigh reward/risk. Such decisions, as often discussed in these forums, do not relate to “help”, they relate to the a calculation of help/hurt considerations. If Kap is seen as polarizing in the locker room–hard to imagine that concern doesn’t exist–no one has to prove that he can or can not “help” the team. Judgement of each team as to whether or not he would hurt more than he would help, and adults who run EACH OF these businessES recognize that the previously mentioned “reward/risk” profile tilts toward risk.

  20. Sounds like a ploy. If he truly had a witness that was willing to do that, he’d stay quiet about it. Going public just gives the NFL time to find them and pay them off. Just a ploy to see how the NFL reacts.

  21. Hmmmm. A promise of something concrete, not just another insinuation of what info mght someday become uncovered. So the ball is in his court now for something to actially happen because if nothing does he has made a different statement. Even if what this ‘witness’ produces is not smoking gun quality I want to see if there is a witness at all. (Because usually a turning witness is announced after the fact not when its still a pending action) I watch (basketball, baseball, and hockey) and wait.

  22. Collusion isn’t a “crime” per se, but it is against the CBA. That’s what they are arguing.No one is trying to put an owner in prison.

  23. His lawyer said it, must be true-lol. Sounds to me he doesn’t like the way things are going for him and his client so he is changing tactics. Normal lawyer stuff. If he was winning he would be quiet.

  24. I’m so sick and tired of the NFL and it’s drama I’m going to take a knee next time the Anthem is played.

    That’s what wrong with the kneeling. It hasn’t changed a thing and there are still rogue cops and social injustices. There are better ways to protest and make a difference than riling up the fans who pay good money and want to enjoy the game.

    Plus most importantly it sends the wrong message to kids that if you want to protest kneel during the Anthem. What happens if an entire stadium kneels next season because we all have issues we want to address.

    So again I ask did kneeling accomplish anything other than setting the wrong example for our kids.

  25. Listen, like him or not, agree with him or not, there was collusion. The NFL is like a cabal – self-interest rules everything, and as a former Corp 100 executive I will say they are also largely cowards. Collusion doesn’t have to be “oh, we don’t agree with him,” because I think a lot of these folks do. It can be, “But what if someone hates us?” and while yes, there are people who don’t understand what soldiers, sailors (like me), airmen and Marines fought for the very right they are expressing, that risk was always low too. A few small minded people, most of which enjoying the luxury of rights other people fought and died for, will leave the NFL. But most won’t. It’s a cowardly move, but as a veteran of the Board room, I think it is one they made.

  26. That will be awesome. Let these two guys get even more massively wealthy without resorting to turning their brains to silly putty.

  27. Not sure if I believe him, even so, collusion is a serious matter. I wouldn’t want it to happen to anyone, particularly since this is such a stupid reason to not hire him.

    It sounds to me like the NFL owners did this to appease Trump, which makes them cowards on the one hand, and contemptible on the other.

    I want to know exactly what their thought process was concerning Kaep.

    Have Kaep’s back against these filthy rich cowardly owners.

  28. Once again, I’m still not sure why the league would conspire to keep Kaepernick and Reid out, while allowing guys like Malcolm Jenkins, Michael Bennett, Chris Long (among many others) to continue enjoying prosperous and highly-paid careers.

    Seems like if you were going to collude to keep kneelers out, you’d just go all-in and push them all out. Realistically there were only a small handful of guys doing this before it became more of an act of defiance against Trump midway through last season. What makes Kaepernick and Reid special?

  29. Probably the Panthers old owner, still salty he “had to” sell his prize asset football team.

  30. Ryan says:
    May 31, 2018 at 7:47 am
    I could see Reid getting signed once camp starts, he’s a decent safety, not a great safety. I’m no sure how he’s brought into this conversation.

    ——————-
    They certainly jumped the gun crying collusion on Reid’s case. They thought (or at least Reid thought, ‘they’ are just taking advantage of him) that he was an elite talent that teams would be falling all over each other to outbid for a max contract. When that didnt happen they only waited a little over a week from his cut to start with the conspuracy theories.

    The truth is it was not surprising he did not get picked up right away, the draft hadn’t even happened yet. Players like Reid will start getting looked at Fter teams get into camp and have a chance to evaluate their needs. Reid is not a league minimum beggar a team will have to spend a little for him. (But not max contract, that was never the case) so he is not a decision made lightly, they want to be sure they have that gap before spending like that to fill it.there are a bunch of players out there like Reid who will get picked up in the coming months. The thing is, by jumping into this lawsuit (and being so quick about it too) Reid may have shut the door on being one of the guys that gets picked up over the summer. History has shown that kneeling does not automatically put you out of a job. But biting (or suing) the hand you are seeking to get fed by can do that.

  31. I am so sick of hearing about this crap. I’m glad they are not being signed by any teams and I hope they never are. And if they are eventually signed, I hope they get put on a bench and let them rot there.
    Too all players who want to show the American flag and our National Anthem disrespect by kneeling down, or bowing your heads, or staying in the locker room, I hope you all never play in the NFL again. You all make me sick. And you fans who defend them make me sick, too.
    My great grandfather fought under the stars and stripes in the Civil War. My grandfather was a “doughboy” in WWI. My dad was a Pearl Harbor and Corregidor survivor. He put 20 years total in the Army. Three of my brothers served in the military and so did I.
    No one can tell me I am wrong to think that that flag and our Anthem have meaning and should be respected.
    I hate seeing our flag disrespected by anyone, but more so when it is so-called Americans who do it.
    I can’t wish enough bad things on all of those who do it.

  32. So Kap, Reid, the NFLPA, the lawyer, and the media are claiming that an NFL contract is an ENTITLEMENT?
    Kap was paid $12 MILLION IN HIS LAST YEAR…HE IS not HURTING FOR CASH so I must assume that the media is using him for their own profit.

  33. Does everyone remember this headline?

    *Ray Lewis: Ravens were ready to sign Colin Kaepernick until ‘racist gesture’ by girlfriend*

    What does this lawyer have to say about that issue?

  34. Kaepernick is a below-average QB who is also a major distraction. That’s the real reason why no team wants him.

    However, Kaepernick is a valuable mouthpiece and asset to certain political interests looking to advance their agenda. So in light of that I’m 100% certain that Kaepernick’s legal fees are being paid for by those parties (rather than out of Kaepernick’s own pocket).

  35. If there is evidence, it is because Goodell was stupid enough to use some means that preserved the evidence, thinking that no one would “dime him out”.

    Of course, it’s all nonsense, there is no one willing to do it and there is no evidence of a conspiracy. It would be like all the guys in high school colluding to not ask the ugliest girl that everyone’s parents hate to the prom

  36. Please just go away already. Nobody wants Kaepernick on their team because he’s a racist cop hater. Enough said.

  37. Has everybody forgot that cry baby Kap walked away from his last year of his 14.5 million dollar contract ??? He was not fired, he was not cut nor was he let go because of his kneeling. He opted out to become a free agent. Is it possible to anybody in the insane media that teams dont want him because he obviously thinks he is worth more than 14.5 a year and they dont think his talent is worth that much. Or the circus know as the media and that distraction to the team that will come with him are not worth signing him. I would bet if he signed a contract with conditions that he would not kneel and the media would stay away then he would have a job and be signed. But neither of those conditions would ever be met.

  38. nyneal says:
    May 31, 2018 at 8:47 am
    I am so sick of hearing about this crap. I’m glad they are not being signed by any teams and I hope they never are. And if they are eventually signed, I hope they get put on a bench and let them rot there.
    Too all players who want to show the American flag and our National Anthem disrespect by kneeling down, or bowing your heads, or staying in the locker room, I hope you all never play in the NFL again. You all make me sick. And you fans who defend them make me sick, too.
    My great grandfather fought under the stars and stripes in the Civil War. My grandfather was a “doughboy” in WWI. My dad was a Pearl Harbor and Corregidor survivor. He put 20 years total in the Army. Three of my brothers served in the military and so did I.
    No one can tell me I am wrong to think that that flag and our Anthem have meaning and should be respected.
    I hate seeing our flag disrespected by anyone, but more so when it is so-called Americans who do it.
    I can’t wish enough bad things on all of those who do it.
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    Yeah, sure that’s how you feel.. All the half drunk guys taking a pee in the urinal during the Anthem, they’re cool though- they get a pass, right?

  39. Dime out the NFL, similar to the act of Nickel out the NFL is a “secondary defensive” strategy.

  40. historyisyourfriend says:
    May 31, 2018 at 7:35 am

    It would have to be one of the owners coming forward to say that in order to make the case. Some assistant coach or someone else along those lines wouldn’t be enough to prove anything. Especially if said coach is playing from the bitter/just fired hand that was dealt to him. Basically Kaep and Reid are screwed on this unless an owner “dimes” on the other owners and that would be taking money out of his own pocket. And we all know how much owners love for that to happen.

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    It could be someone from the league office who advised the owners not to sign them, or saw/overheard. No way coaches could speak to this.

  41. citpyrc says:
    May 31, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Please just go away already. Nobody wants Kaepernick on their team because he’s a racist cop hater. Enough said.

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    Don’t we all hate racist cops?

  42. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” – Colin Kaepernick
    ———————–
    In his own words, this has always been a protest against America.

  43. citpyrc says:
    May 31, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Please just go away already. Nobody wants Kaepernick on their team because he’s a racist cop hater. Enough said.

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    Don’t we all hate racist cops?

    Well, I think you read that wrong. The commenter was saying Kaepernick is a Racist, Cop Hater. A Racist person that hates cops.

  44. This is Geragos’s attempt to get people to come forward with information (that might not even exist). He’s hoping that there is a Coach or team employee with information that is on the fence about helping Kaepernick and Reid. They’ll hear this and think “Oh, someone else is coming forward so now I can too.”

    Geragos’s problem is that he THINKS he is playing Chess when everybody else is playing checkers. Everyone is playing the same game, and he ain’t winning right now.

  45. If Kaepernick and Reid aren’t careful this lawyer will bleed them dry, leaving them penniless while he buys an island somewhere, all the time promising that “any minute” the proof to win the case will be uncovered.

    Reality is there never was any reason to engage in collusion (most teams would LOVE to see their biggest rival sign Kaepernick) and even if there was the only people who would have known about it are Goodell and the owners and they’re not going to admit to it.

  46. uncommon1 says:
    May 31, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Geragos’s problem is that he THINKS he is playing Chess when everybody else is playing checkers. Everyone is playing the same game, and he ain’t winning right now.

    ——————-
    I think its more accurate to say Gregaros is playing poker and everybody else aint playing.

  47. a lawyer on cnn, gotta be true. sure. a lawyer who doesn’t know what the truth is, enough said and cnn who would rather lie than tell the truth.

  48. “If Geragos can produce a witness from the league office, or a team’s coaching staff or personnel department, who can testify that the football people do, in fact, think Kaepernick and Reid can contribute, but that owners and the league office have decided that Kaepernick and Reid are not to see the field, that would go a long way toward making the players’ case.”

    No, it doesn’t. At all. This isn’t about whether teams have “football reasons” not to sign them. It’s about whether teams explicitly or implicitly COORDINATED to deny them employment. That would violate the CBA and likely labor laws. He can produce all the “football people” he wants. Without evidence of an explicit or implicit agreement between the teams and/or league office, the “collusion” case is nonsense. Teams can decide on their own not to sign someone for business or PR reasons. It happens all the time. Look at what happened to the Eagles when they signed Vick. It was pandemonium. Are the teams who didn’t want him guilty of collusion?

  49. At this rate, I’m pretty much done with the NFL.

    I suspect that if Kaep and Reid win and are forced back into the league, most “Average Americans” will be done too. I’m over this crap, I’m looking forward to getting into the CFL and I NEVER thought I’d be saying that!

  50. I saw a new death row mugshot of Scott Peterson in the news recently – if my memory is correct I believe Geragos declared him innocent many times! Seems he is still claiming witnesses who could clear him.

  51. Serious question, what social justice causes have Colin and Eric been volunteering with since making their stand (or lack thereof)?

  52. Please..

    This isn’t the O.J. trial; if you had anything that was groundbreaking it would have been revealed by now. You got nothing. But the NFL should give you a million just so you go away and we can move on to football.

  53. zzzzzzzz, Kaepernick & the water carrying pravda are a complete & utter bore at this point.

  54. jdphx says:
    May 31, 2018 at 8:18 am
    Same Geragos who said Kaep would, “have a team within the week”

    About 6 weeks ago?

    ——–

    That was last October of November. Geragos has zero credibility.

  55. Mark Geragos has been saying this now for almost a year. Its like he wants it to be true so he just keeps saying it hoping it will happen. He is trying to threaten the NFL with a nonexistent witness. If they had the evidence, they would present it. The fact is they don’t and saying, “someone is ready to dime out the NFL” is like saying someone is ready to dime out my local bar for watering down the drinks. It means nothing.

  56. What Kaepernick cant seem to understand is that he is a cancer and 32 individual teams have decided on their own that they don’t want cancer.

  57. “I would stay tuned because this case is about to take a dramatic turn,”
    Just like all the “star” players who Kaep’s lawyer claims are gonna sit out the season in solidarity for their martyred Social Justice Warrior leader.

  58. Nobody wants him because he’s not good enough to justify the baggage, drama and distractions that comes with him… period.

  59. There are many people here trying to cover up the conspiracy by claiming that Kap is the worst QB who ever stepped on a blade of grass. LOL

  60. Or he is like every other lawyer in a public case, keeping his name out there, and talking out his butt. Plus he has to add to those billable hours.

  61. Ya like this guy has always been right on. NOT! Hey we know the secret conspiracy that the owners dont talk about or share: You hire those guys, no you hire those guys, no you hire those guys.
    They are simply a fester to any team and no owner wants that

  62. And if they prove collusion exists? So what? The NFL has interests to protect. There’s always the CFL. No one is preventing him from playing football.

  63. Let’s say they do have a witness…..so what? Can the owners not get together and make decisions on what is good for the league and what is not? If the owners got together and said “hey guys, this whole Ray Rice thing is really bad for our brand…I suggest that none of us should hire the guy” is there really a problem?

  64. If kap had any stones he’d fire geragos and appoint nessy as his lawyer. Let’s kick this circus into high gear. Kap and Reid are coming off like Ill willed dumb jocks that can’t find their way out of the movie theater. SMH

  65. Dime out 🤔? Kind of feels like I am watching a really bad off spin of the wire.

  66. Why is it that Kaep, Reid et al continue to whine about “collusion” instead of doing anything they can to get their social agenda before the public? This also goes for any player, coach, or ancillary who insists upon claiming to be a social justice supporter…but never does anything outside the playing field, training facility, or media podium to advance their cause.

    It seems obvious that they want maximum exposure to their cause by using the NFL to promote that cause, regardless of what that is. At the same time, these players have a lot of money and discretionary time to 1) Meet with the public 2) March on city hall, congress, etc. 3) Go on talk shows, public forums, and congressional reviews to hawk their particular cause….but why don’t they ever do that? Kaep bought a few suits for some unemployed guys…but not much else. It would seem that these players would get a lot more respect if they were willing to use their own time to push their agenda. Just sayin…

  67. historyisyourfriend says:
    May 31, 2018 at 7:35 am
    It would have to be one of the owners coming forward to say that in order to make the case. Some assistant coach or someone else along those lines wouldn’t be enough to prove anything. Especially if said coach is playing from the bitter/just fired hand that was dealt to him. Basically Kaep and Reid are screwed on this unless an owner “dimes” on the other owners and that would be taking money out of his own pocket. And we all know how much owners love for that to happen.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It would take more than that. It would require some tangible evidence such as a recorded phone conversation with at least one other owner or some sort of email that specifically includes an agreement to NOT actually hire Kaepernick no matter what. Recently, Dolphins owner Ross said he changed is mind on kneeling based on Trump’s blustering. That is not evidence of collusion. Even if every team said they changed their position because of Trump it still is not collusion unless they collectively chose not to hire him. Individually citing the same reason is NOT collusion. It requires an agreement.

  68. neatpete1 says:
    May 31, 2018 at 9:40 am
    uncommon1 says:
    May 31, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Geragos’s problem is that he THINKS he is playing Chess when everybody else is playing checkers. Everyone is playing the same game, and he ain’t winning right now.

    ——————-
    I think its more accurate to say Gregaros is playing poker and everybody else aint playing.
    _________
    You’re absolutely right

  69. All of this is insignificant… I quit watching NFL games the instant I knew the 32 billionaires that own the league we’re going to allow their employees to kneel during the National Anthem.

    I’ve already moved on. Screw Kaepernick and I hope the owners don’t buckle under to those that want them to hire him again.

    I spend my sundays golfing now…👍

  70. Anytime someone keeps saying “CNN” and “NO COLLUSION” as their defense against collusion charges, you know right then they’re guilty of collusion. Why do bigots hate “due process” so much? Oh, that’s right… because legal discovery and the verdict of the court isn’t fun when you’re guilty as sin.

  71. Dime out? I’d wait until it reaches a quarter before I’d worry about it. Using verbiage like that make us real fans not really care. Next.

  72. If Geragos can produce a witness from the league office, or a team’s coaching staff or personnel department, who can testify that the football people do, in fact, think Kaepernick and Reid can contribute, but that owners and the league office have decided that Kaepernick and Reid are not to see the field, that would go a long way toward making the players’ case.

    By this definition then Jeff George, T.O., Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Tim Tebow, et al. also have a case for collusion. This lawsuit fails to take into account that while the above players could have contributed on the field their contribution doesn’t outweigh their baggage. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out it’s not collusion. Why is it so hard for teams to realize they are more trouble than they are worth. Also, the Ravens would have signed him had his girlfriend been able to keep her mouth shut.

  73. I’m sure he’s hoping that to be the case. He’s desperate. He’s now wondering why on earth he took the case because the NFL is going to fight it tooth and nail all the way to the supreme court if they have to because they aren’t going to want to open that can of worms for others to come forward and claim collusion. I’d be stunned beyond belief if Kap were to actually win this case. If they can drag it out to when democrats take control of the supreme court again, maybe he has a shot :). But not now.

  74. ————————————–
    wartface says:

    I spend my sundays golfing now…👍
    ————————————–

    You spend your Sundays golfing and your weekdays commenting on football blogs? Makes perfect sense to me.

  75. Craig Green says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:20 am
    Only people mad about this are racists, fake patriots, keyboard warriors and bigots.

    ——–

    Actually the only one mad about this is Kaep…..and maybe Reid. The rest of us just accept the situation for what it is. Kaep lost his job to Blaine Gabbert and is no longer a viable QB in the NFL. I can live with that.

  76. I see nothing wrong with an owner deciding that a player with off field behavior that doesn’t represent the organization well being excluded from the roster. Drug use, domestic violence and social activism are all fair reasons to avoid a player in my view.

  77. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Anytime someone keeps saying “CNN” and “NO COLLUSION” as their defense against collusion charges, you know right then they’re guilty of collusion. Why do bigots hate “due process” so much?

    Due process isn’t the issue but there are a few things one can count on. Dropping the R or B word as often as possible is one of them. Do you guys actually believe that only white men ever do anything wrong in this world?

  78. Asked what he means by that, Geragos wouldn’t offer specifics other than a suggestion that “somebody has decided they were going to dime out the NFL for what they were doing.”

    It sounds like he had (past tense) someone to say something, but backed out. Maybe they didn’t have anything except their word vs. the others word. He said “were” instead of are.

    Sounds like an attempt to scare a settlement/slip up into the NFL. If you have the evidence, why do you need to do a TV segment on a news show saying that things are about to drastically turn? I’m not a lawyer, but I would think that you would just present the evidence you have and when the decision of whether the NFL colluded to keep players out of the league, then it will be announced. I don’t think this is a jury trial, so makes no sense to announce publically, but maybe to get fans or sponsors upset with the NFL since they announced new anthem policy.

  79. If someone is really ready to “dime out” the NFL, I hope their life insurance policy is up to date ….

  80. lets not forget the core fact that started this chain of events.

    A QB comimg off of a subpar year opted out of a $12M contract

    he made a terrible decision…he should be suing his advisors

  81. ——————————-
    donth8mecauseimwhite says:
    Due process isn’t the issue but there are a few things one can count on. Dropping the R or B word as often as possible is one of them. Do you guys actually believe that only white men ever do anything wrong in this world?
    ——————————

    Like it or not, due process is precisely the issue according to the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The court of public opinion doesn’t mean squat at this stage.

  82. When a TV ambulance Lawyer says ““stay tuned because this case is about to take a dramatic turn,” … it makes my stomach turn.

  83. Wasn’t there supposed to be a dramatic turn to prove Scott Peterson’s innocence too? Geragos is a garbage human that continually lies to sway a jury.

  84. I mean really, who cares? Colin is walking the talk, doing the good work he feels he is meant to, as is his right–he has already made a difference. You all wail and whine about it incessantly. If there ends up being a real case for him being blackballed (who knows? Not me or you) then you all can certainly feel proud about all the time and energy you wasted pretending to know something you dont, complaining over each new post, and feeding into the anger, bitterness and blaming that is Making America Great Again. Nice job!

  85. I keep hearing how NFL players have the right to kneel in protest, and i do believe they do but i have never heard about the rights of everyone else. If i go to work and clock in, put on my uniform grab a protest sign and spend the first minute of my day protesting in front of my employers business and that is essentially what Kap did. While i feel it is my Constitutional right to do so i also feel my employer has the right to reprimand or fire me because i am on his time. It’s our customers right to not do business with my employer if he is offended by my actions. Bottom line is protesting may be Constitutionally protected my and any NFL players employment is not.

  86. I, for one, am getting sick and tired of “lawyers” trying to tell the rest of America what we should or should not do according to their twisted interpretation of laws and regulations. Enough is enough!

  87. Kaepernick’s career will never be the same. He will be forever toxic to any owner.

    That’s the price that’s paid for crossing the line of respect of the fans and owners.

    If you want to go “rogue”, then be prepared for a life of seclusion.

    Some of us have to learn the hard way. I hope it was worth it to him.

  88. Just as Robert Mueller is going to take down the colluder Trump, Geragos is going to take expose the NFL. I’m also willing to bet the the vast majority of PFT and Trump supporters don’t even know WHY Keapernick started the protest in the first place

  89. I am sure Goodell has asked all owner to please reach out and sign the guy. I am willing to bet many did. Also willing to bet Kaepernick has no interest in playing football. Of course there was the ‘leaked’ workout this spring.

  90. ….AND HE STILL DONATES ALOT OF MONEY. PEOPLE LOVE TO HATE AND HATE TO LOVE. ITS A SHAME HOW MANY OF YOU ARE STILL PLUGGED INTO THE MATRIX. PLEASE FREE YOUR MIND.

  91. Regardless of how you feel about the anthem issue, I think people are being rather naive about employment or antitrust law. Maybe they have a case, maybe they don’t – we don’t know who this witness is or if they have anything relevant to add. We also aren’t part of the discovery process and don’t know what evidence (or lack thereof exists).

    However, people who talk about their own job and the expectations at their place of employment fundamentally don’t understand the lawsuit. Yes, you can be fired at your job for any number of reasons. However, if a cabal prevents you from ever working in your industry absent any wrongdoing (was never against the rules to kneel), simply because somebody within that cabal has a vendetta, then that is against the law.

    It will be hard to prove that’s what happened here, and I don’t think they will (nor do I necessarily think it IS what happened). But if you think your own punch-clock experiences and what you know about “what would happen if I… at my job…” is pertinent then you kinda just don’t get it.

  92. granadafan says:
    May 31, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    Just as Robert Mueller is going to take down the colluder Trump, Geragos is going to take expose the NFL. I’m also willing to bet the the vast majority of PFT and Trump supporters don’t even know WHY Keapernick started the protest in the first place

    ———-

    He started because he was pouting after losing his job to Blaine Gabbert. Only when a reporter asked him about it and he realized that he looked like a spoiled child did he come up with a different reason.

  93. This is just like CNN constantly threatening that they have some smoking gun in the Russian collusion case that is just about ready to break wide open. Only, after months and months, all we hear is crickets. Wishful thinking is what all this amounts too, from a bunch of haters.

  94. Starting to peel back the layers of this onion. When enough NFL owners band together, then the next lawsuit will be against Trump. He’s had several of those this year alone. Lost millions in the Trump University suit. Keep fighting for a good cause. Racism and social justice…

  95. nhpats says about Kaepernick,
    “He started because he was pouting after losing his job to Blaine Gabbert. Only when a reporter asked him about it and he realized that he looked like a spoiled child did he come up with a different reason.”
    See N.E. fans are obtuse about the rest of the league. Thinks the sun rises and sets in NE. Kaepernick didn’t lose his job to Blaine Gabbert. He was coming off of three surgeries and was under weight. He didn’t have a training camp. He took over his starting job again and blew Gabberts numbers away. THERE I FIXED IT FOR YOU.

  96. The troll @mudachains says:

    Stopped reading at “lawyer said on CNN”……

    Good move, genius. Buying into 45’s self-preserving narrative. Such simpletons that forgot about Constitutional protections.

    The dumbing down of America continues.

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