Colin Kaepernick has returned under the media’s spotlight. Unfortunately, nothing positive came back with him. According to our sources, on Sunday Kaepernick filed a grievance against the National Football League, which in my opinion is his most extreme action against the NFL so far.
I just think it is funny how he keeps claiming that he wants to continue playing in the league, but then goes on and does something like this. He seems confident that he can build a house, while trying to tear it down at the same time. I hate to break it to you Kaep, but it doesn’t go that way.
Mark Geragos, who is Kaepernick’s attorney, confirmed the NFL player’s action and tried to reveal a little part of his intentions to the public.
“We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the CBA on behalf of Colin Kaepernick. This was done only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives,” Geragos stated.
“Colin Kaepernick’s goal has always been, and remains, to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field.”
As it turns out, it wasn’t just about being “treated fairly,” now was it? The NFL player has a much deeper reason. As Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported, Kaepernick wants to terminate the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement which is set to expire 2021.
“Article 69, Section 2 of the CBA allows for the agreement to be terminated prematurely in the event of proof of collusion. Under Article 17, Section 16(c) of the CBA, termination can arise from only one incident of collusion involving only one player if there is clear and convincing evidence of a violation,” reported Florio.
Despite the fact that the agreement is set to expire in four years, the NFL Players’ Association has already advised its players to start saving up and prepare themselves for a possible work stoppage.
Now, if Kaep’s grievance attempt is in fact successful, it would basically force NFL players as well as NFL team owners to negotiate a new CBA. Because both sides have shown no interest in budging, it could result in a very long impasse. The strike could possibly even last a whole season. Who knows? All I know is that, if that happens, the NFL will take a big hit.
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