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Colin Kaepernick files collusion grievance against NFL owners

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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:17 PM
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Looks like Kaepernick is not happy about not working in the NFL. He filed a collusion grievance against NFL team owners.


After remaining largely silent while languishing as an NFL free agent for more than seven months, quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against league owners under the collective bargaining agreement Sunday.
www.usatoday.com...

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers, and the 49ers said he would have been cut anyway. Looks like Kaepernick's salary was too high as the 49ers were rebuilding.


Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March. Team officials said at the time that they would have cut the quarterback had he not opted out. The 49ers are in the midst of a rebuild under first-year general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan and keeping Kaepernick would have translated into a $14.4 million salary cap hit.


Kaepernick not being picked up is thought by some to be a blackballling of the QB. According to the story he has a better resume than some other that are QB on the NFL roster.


Kaepernick’s unemployment has prompted proponents to voice the belief that he is being blackballed because of his outspokenness. They point out that, at 29, and the owner of a 28-30 career record and passer rating of 88.9, Kaepernick has a better resume than some starters in the NFL and many backups on NFL rosters.



I look forward to seeing if falls flat or maybe it will show collusion by the NFL team owners.


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edit on 15-10-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)



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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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It is awfully hard to be sympathetic to someone who opted out of a 12.5 million dollar contract because they felt underpaid. It would also be very hard to prove that the owners colluded. It is impossible to quantify all of the factors that go into what QB a team chooses to sign. There is too much subjectivity involved in this entire process.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

He's not being picked up because he started to become a really crappy QB once the NFL figured him out. First couple years he was great, but the NFL adapted to him and he didn't adjust to that.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

He did seem to hit the skids. I wonder how they expect to prove this?



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:33 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

He did walk away from a stack of money, maybe he knew he was going to be let go?


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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:34 PM
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I hear Target is hiring for seasonal.




posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:34 PM
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Given some of the horrid guys playing his position in the NFL, not just playing, but starting? Kinda hard to argue with that. Proving it is something else entirely...

Frankly, I think he is being colluded against... But that's just my opinion.


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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:40 PM
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I can think of at least one job that values people who like to be on their knees but it kind of sucks. And it is only legal in Nevada.
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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
It is awfully hard to be sympathetic to someone who opted out of a 12.5 million dollar contract because they felt underpaid. It would also be very hard to prove that the owners colluded. It is impossible to quantify all of the factors that go into what QB a team chooses to sign. There is too much subjectivity involved in this entire process.


In the NFL often such contracts are not guaranteed.

They might sign a contract for lets say 60 million over 5 years and only 25 is guaranteed. When ones guaranteed money is up they can just cut you, then they don’t have to pay the rest of the un-guaranteed money



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:43 PM
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Like a media drama whore would just let up now that hes toast of Madison Avenue, Jekyll Island and Tinseltown...



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:44 PM
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Did Colon ever win a Super Bowel? He must be one of the best NFL players ever, judging by how many news stories and ATS threads there are on him.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

He played in one, which is more than most can lay claim to...


A bit of collusion, a bit of he was asking too much money, which is why Seattle said no, all in combination.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Well then..he has THE RING. What a downward spiral for a talented athlete! Maybe he can be an assistant coach.


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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:02 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
Looks like Kaepernick is not happy about not working in the NFL. He filed a collusion grievance against NFL team owners.


After remaining largely silent while languishing as an NFL free agent for more than seven months, quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a collusion grievance against league owners under the collective bargaining agreement Sunday.
www.usatoday.com...

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers, and the 49ers said he would have been cut anyway. Looks like Kaepernick's salary was too high as the 49ers were rebuilding.


Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March. Team officials said at the time that they would have cut the quarterback had he not opted out. The 49ers are in the midst of a rebuild under first-year general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan and keeping Kaepernick would have translated into a $14.4 million salary cap hit.


Kaepernick not being picked up is thought by some to be a blackballling of the QB. According to the story he has a better resume than some other that are QB on the NFL roster.


Kaepernick’s unemployment has prompted proponents to voice the belief that he is being blackballed because of his outspokenness. They point out that, at 29, and the owner of a 28-30 career record and passer rating of 88.9, Kaepernick has a better resume than some starters in the NFL and many backups on NFL rosters.



I look forward to seeing if falls flat or maybe it will show collusion by the NFL team owners.


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Employment is more than just performance. If you are muckraker, many employers may not want to hire you regardless of your performance. You can be more trouble than it is worth.

Colin should have just STFU, cashed his checks and when his time on the field was done, he could have then took up protesting.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: seagull
NFL is full of weak QBs, he should be playing.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:09 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
I hear Target is hiring for seasonal.



Or he could start his own line of designer knee pads.



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posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:21 PM
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There is no collusion, NFL teams just don't want to bring in a guy who would alienate half of their fanbase for a guy who had a 1-10 record last year and lost his job to Blaine Gabbert (a pathetic QB). Any owner who isn't a full-blown libtard would keep Colin away from their team, that's not collusion, just common sense.



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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Kap, although I sympathize with him I think what he did was not too bright.

In schools everyday they stand for the pledge of allegiance. Would he have done that if he were, for example, teaching on the side?

Probably not since it would not have gained much attention and likely got him fired from the job.

It’s never good to make enemies of people when you’re advocating for a cause.

He may have done more harm, to not only himself, but his cause as well



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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but if he is better than many active QBs on a roster today, then maybe he has a valid case. legally, the outcome may upset even more... because, yes hes being 'blackballed'



posted on Oct, 15 2017 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Kap has some marketable skills as a football player, they don't rise to the level of risking an entire team, should he decide to bring his political baggage with him...


No collusion, just a business decision... although, Green Bay may call




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