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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer: Witness has decided to ‘dime out’ NFL in collusion case

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The attorney representing Colin Kaepernick in his collusion case against the NFL is very confident that a judge is going to rule in the quarterback’s favor, and it sounds as though a key witness is the main reason for that.

On Tuesday, Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos told the “Straight Aim” podcast that one NFL team owner testified under oath that he changed his mind about signing Colin Kaepernick after Donald Trump ripped NFL players for national anthem protests.

“[We] got an owner under penalty of perjury testifying that he changed his mind after he was told what Trump said,” Geragos said, as transcribed by TMZ Sports.

“The only reason — and the owners will admit that — they haven’t signed [Kaepernick] is they’re afraid of Trump, and they’ve colluded because of Trump.”

Geragos doubled down in an appearance on CNN Wednesday night, saying that Kaepernick’s case is about to take a “dramatic turn” and that “somebody has decided they were going to dime out the NFL for what they were doing.”

Proving collusion will be more complicated than having one NFL owner testify that he chose not to sign Kaepernick because of Trump’s remarks. Several owners could say they passed on Kaepernick because of the anthem issue, but that wouldn’t be collusion unless they got together and made a concerted effort to blackball the QB. Perhaps Geragos has text messages, emails, or sworn testimony proving that happened.

We already know that the poll the NFL supposedly conducted involving Kaepernick is not a good look, but proving collusion won’t be as easy as saying, “See, I told you NFL teams didn’t sign Kaepernick because of his political views!” Geragos obviously knows that.



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