Pavlich: NFL Owners Correctly Determined Kaepernick Is a 'Business Liability'

Sheri Evans
October 17, 2017

As Sports Illustrated has pointed out Kaepernick faces a number of challenges through his collusion claim, with the athlete needing evidence of collusion in order to have a successful case.

Kaepernick and his attorneys accuse National Football League teams of displaying "unusual and weird behavior" during the 2017 offseason, according to the court documents originally obtained by ABC News.

Kaepernick started his protest against police brutality and oppression against people of color in America previous year by sitting for the national anthem.

Under the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), teams are prohibited from conspiring on the fate of a particular player.

"Colin Kaepernick can submit this grievance, as he has said, but the bottom line in the end is that he is actually just not that good at football", Pavlich said.

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Since the start of the new campaign there have been further examples of players continuing their protests which prompted an angry response from President Trump, who said players should be fired for not standing during the anthem.

Attorney Mark Geragos, who is representing Kaepernick in grievance proceedings, issued a statement that was quoted in full by CBS Sports Sunday night. NFLPA said it has been in regular contact with Kaepernick, and "Our union has a duty to assist Mr. Kaepernick as we do all players and we will support him". Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation.

The president told the crowd at the rally on September 22 that teams should fire players who kneel during the anthem. Kaepernick could give all players a tremendous piece of leverage, moving up the expiration of the contract by more than three years and forcing the owners back to the bargaining table.

Commissioner Roger Goodell told club executives Tuesday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press that the anthem issue is dividing the league from its fans.

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