Yes, Mark Geragos’ claim of a “dramatic turn” in the Kaepernick case is significant

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For those who already have decided that they hate Colin Kaepernick, anything and everything that potentially supports his collusion case against the NFL will be met with cries of WHO CARES or BIG DEAL or FAKE NEWS or GOOD RIDDANCE. But the recent comment from Kaepernick’s lawyer about a “dramatic turn” in the grievance really is significant.

Mark Geragos has, as a practical matter, written a check. A big check. And he either has the money in the account to honor it, or he doesn’t.

If he does, then those who have been insisting for months that the collusion case is destined to fail may have to revisit their position. If he doesn’t, then Geragos will have burned a chunk of his professional credibility by making a promise that he failed to deliver.

So stay tuned. Sit back. Heat the corn kernels until the pressure builds to the point that the hull ruptures. Even if nothing happens, the vow from Geragos means that will be something.

58 responses to “Yes, Mark Geragos’ claim of a “dramatic turn” in the Kaepernick case is significant

  1. Almost certainly it isn’t. If they really had something earth shattering they either would have come out with what it was or just waited to drop the bomb in court.

  2. Your point will be lost Mike, because the anthem zealots will respond that attorneys have no credibility. Of course, when they get popped for DUI leaving the local honkytonk, they’ll be looking for the best attorney that they can find.

  3. didnt this guys already promise that kaepernick would be on a roster last season? his promises mean nothing, and like everyone who screams into the wind, the consequences are also nothing

  4. Who is Geragos? And what position does he play? Otherwise, i don’t care if it isn’t about football.

  5. Really?

    “If he doesn’t, then Geragos will have burned a chunk of his professional credibility by making a promise that he failed to deliver.”

    He will lose his focus when another ambulance passes by.

  6. I think it would be fantastic if your premise was correct, that people who promise bombshells and don’t deliver are discredited. The reality is it goes straight down the memory hole.

  7. Geragos defended a guy who murdered his pregnant wife and I’m not sure Peterson is even his most unlikeable client..

  8. Attorney’s are notorius for bloviating about “smoking guns”, “dramatic turns”, etc. Wake me up when some actual cold hard evidence supporting collusion, and I don’t mean some legal beagles personal opinion, surfaces. Then we’ll have a story. Until then blah blah blah

  9. Peaceful protest to check police power

    Hijacked and turned into an “anti-american” narrative

    Overly polished teenagers rallying to make police the only ones with guns

    Saviors of mankind

    “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

  10. if the turn happens it will be significant, right now it is opinion or press bating

  11. Much like others he has defended in court, Garraos is more concerned with cashing in than with justice. The grievance industry is filled with people who look for a fast buck and he is no different. The reality is Kaepernick had a crappy year his last season as a full time starter. Combine that with the fact that HE TURNED DOWN A CONTRACT OFFER FROM THE 49ers, and his case doesn’t hold water.

    Sadly, in America, not holding water won’t prevent him from taking something he hasn’t earned, doesn’t deserve and surely shouldn’t get.

    Lawyers ruin everything.

  12. Any time a lawyer uses the phrase “dime out,” you know he’s got something good and everything is about to change.

  13. If he doesn’t, then Geragos will have burned a chunk of his professional credibility by making a promise that he failed to deliver.

    You mentioned Geragos and credibility in the same sentence? LOL.

  14. Burned his professional credibility? This is the same guy who still insists that Scott Peterson is innocent and Winnona Ryder didn’t do anything wrong. I seriously doubt he’s worried about his professional credibility.

  15. If he does, then those who have been insisting for months that the collusion case is destined to fail may have to revisit their position. If he doesn’t, then Geragos will have burned a chunk of his professional credibility by making a promise that he failed to deliver.
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    Geragos doesn’t have a chunk of professional credibility left to burn because he has made too many sensational claims like this before that were simply not true. If there is a smoking gun then why would he try to use it as leverage? The NFL has not budged. His client has claimed it is not about money so leveraging for a settlement would undermine his client’s purpose for bringing the lawsuit. CK wants to win (not settle) and force the CBA to be dissolved. Unless and until the lawyer brings actual evidence (not conjecture or supposition–evidence) into court then this is all “look at me” preening.

  16. Your comment is awaiting moderation. says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:21 am
    When tebow kneeled for abortions he was looked at as GOD, CK does it for equality he is looked at as the devil!!!

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    Tebow picked the correct moments to champion his cause.

  17. Nothing Burger!

    Stand Up. Eat Meat. Sign Multi-million $ Contracts.

    Pretty simple

  18. Who is Geragos? And what position does he play? Otherwise, i don’t care if it isn’t about football.

  19. Really? Significant?
    We are supposed to take this veiled threat from Mark Geragos seriously?

    Isn’t this the same lawyer who was representing Keisha, when he claimed Lady Gaga was raped by Dr. Luke.
    And when faced with a defamation suit over his erroneous statements he tried to have it dismissed.
    Among his chief arguments were: it was his opinion and couldn’t be proven true or false and his statements were merely playful, with no malice intent.

    Yes, truly a man of integrity and balance.
    We should all hang on his every word.

  20. If this turns out to be hot air, Geragos will claim his big time important witness was intimidated, bought off, blackmailed, etc. He will then claim this as proof beyond all doubt of collusion. The fact of there being no proof is all the proof required to prove collusion.

  21. If you have to tell people it is significant, well then it isn’t. I wonder if he is referring tot he same unidentified “stars” that Shaun King referred to last week.

  22. My guess is they grabbed some ex exec, or coach who will say in court, “Yes I wanted CK, or ER, but the owner wouldn’t let me”. My continued guess is that this dude will be at the end of career and no longer has any avenues left in the NFL, so this will be his FU to the NFL.

  23. But you still cannot force me to consume the product. I WON’T watch a game with “Colon” Kaepernick. Won’t do it, and I will quit the NFL completely if they don’t get this political crap out of the game.

  24. The bum still is not employed and the NFL might lose some money. It’s a win- win for us fed up fans.

  25. Your comment is awaiting moderation. says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:21 am
    When tebow kneeled for abortions he was looked at as GOD, CK does it for equality he is looked at as the devil!!!
    NO, he wasn’t. The media abused him mercilessly. You don’t have a clue, and don’t even tell the truth. Tebow was run out of the league.

  26. To the guy who said Kupercake will win a $100 million settlement. #1, not gonna happen, #2 if it did happen, the lawyer would get $99.9 million of it.

  27. ayokel21 says:
    May 31, 2018 at 10:54 am
    I’m going to love reading these comments when Kaep gets his 100M settlement and donates it to social causes.

    Taxpayers in the US have dumped 10 x 10 more than that on “social causes” and it’s only made them more entitled and arrogant and has had the exact opposite effect that a logical person would have expected.

    But please, hold your breath while he writes that check.

  28. Your comment is awaiting moderation. says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:21 am
    When tebow kneeled for abortions he was looked at as GOD, CK does it for equality he is looked at as the devil!!!

    Time and place, he didn’t do it during the anthem and did not condemn an entire race in the process.

  29. —————————————-
    rho1953 says:
    NO, he wasn’t. The media abused him mercilessly. You don’t have a clue, and don’t even tell the truth. Tebow was run out of the league.
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    Tebow paid the price for his over-the-top displays of conspicuous prayer, which is not an appropriate way to conduct oneself, according to God. He was asking for whatever media backlash he received. Also, he couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn with a football.

  30. FWIW….

    “Mark Geragos, who represents Kaepernick in the collusion grievance he recently filed against the NFL, said he expects the accomplished passer to be signed shortly. “I think within the next 10 days somebody will sign him,” Geragos said on The Adam Carolla Show.”

    This was in November of last year. 7 months is more than 10 days.

    End of story.

  31. Yes, Mark Geragos’ claim of a “dramatic turn” in the Kaepernick case is significant
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    No, it’s irrelevant. Why is it you NEVER address the fact the Ravens were about to sign him before Kaepernick’s girlfriend directed a racist message towards Ray Lewis and the owner? You stay as far away from that one as you can, don’t you? A sign of cowardice.

    I can see you’re going to pimp this story for all you can get out of it. But in the end, you’ll fail as you always do.

  32. chadhennespitter says:

    Peaceful protest to check police power

    Hijacked and turned into an “anti-american” narrative
    ==============================================

    Kaepernick specifically said he was protesting the flag and the country. He used those two exact words.

  33. skolol says:
    May 31, 2018 at 11:16 am
    The reality is Kaepernick had a crappy year his last season as a full time starter. Combine that with the fact that HE TURNED DOWN A CONTRACT OFFER FROM THE 49ers, and his case doesn’t hold water.
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    He did no such thing. He was told if he did not opt-out of his contract he would be cut. John Lynch has publicly said as much.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/31/john-lynch-49ers-would-have-cut-kaepernick-if-he-hadnt-opted-out/

  34. Translation. We got nothing. Hope to scare someone into saying anything that might help us..

  35. 75rockrasin says:
    May 31, 2018 at 2:45 pm
    Translation. We got nothing. Hope to scare someone into saying anything that might help us..

    And the former lawyer opted to not include this angle in his story

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