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Monday, January 21, 2019

Report: Colin Kaepernick’s attorneys want to depose Papa John, Goodell’s wife

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The attorneys for Colin Kaepernick will be digging deep in their effort to prove the league colluded against their client.

Reports on Tuesday indicated that Kaepernick’s attorneys are seeking to depose former Papa John’s Pizza CEO John Schnatter, as well as Jane Goodell, the wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The inclusion of Papa John into this group is notable. Papa John was critical of the NFL’s leadership and in the fall blamed the league and its protests as a potential reason for declining pizza sales. There was a report saying people felt Jerry Jones was behind Papa John’s criticism of the league.

Kaepernick filed a lawsuit in October alleging the NFL colluded to keep him out of the league due to his political beliefs. The legal team has been combing through emails and text records looking for signs of collusion. They are seeking to depose many figures about the subject in addition to Schnatter and Mrs. Goodell.

Yahoo’s Charles Robinson, who reported about the attempt to depose Jane Goodell, says the lawyers also are looking to depose NFL owners, head coaches, GMs and executives. He says the list includes Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, Bob McNair, John Harbaugh, Pete Carroll, Ozzie Newsome, John Schneider, Troy Vincent and Arthur McAfee.

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