NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed even after six weeks of the NFL season. He did not get a post even though the injuries of the other quarterbacks had made a lot of job opening recently.
Attorney Mark Gregaros represents Kaepernick. According to the lawyer, they are filing the grievance under the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) after pursuing every possible avenue with the NFL teams.
They say that that athlete should not be denied employment due to principled and peaceful political protest as Kaepernick had done previously. Such a case resulting from biased political provocation by the Executive branch of the government that threatens all patriotic American athletes is the reason why Colin Kaepernick was compelled to file his grievance.
They only wanted fair treatment for Colin Kaepernick, and to let him return to the football field where he had performed his best.
The 29-year-old quarterback was a controversial figure after he sat, then knelt, during the national anthem in the last season while in the 49ers. His move received critical comments from U.S. President Donald Trump. He had opted out his contract with the said team in the off season.
Kaepernick’s legal team are claiming that the 32 NFL team owners had violated the CBA, whereas a clause states that teams are prohibited from acting together with regards to a player’s employment status.
However, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stated that Kaepernick is not being shunned on multiple occasions this season.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) said that it would back the athlete up in his fight, and had been scheduling a conference call with Kaepernick’s advisers this week.There had been multiple teams who had lost a quarterback early this season, but they found other replacements.
Colin Kaepernick, who was with the 49ers since the Super Bowl2012, specified that he would be standing during the national anthem this season.