When former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first knelt for the pre-game anthem, the NFL began losing fans at a rapid pace.
In order to stop the bleeding, the league implemented a new rule that will fine players who carry on Kaepernick’s anti-American protests, but it’s not known whether the rule will be effective or not.
But the controversial figure may be at risk of being exposed as a fraud with this latest judgement.
Colin Kaepernick has been jobless for nearly two years now.
Instead of admitting to himself that he’s not even an average quarterback anymore, he believes the NFL colluded to keep him out of the league.
And that’s exactly why he and his team of lawyers filed a grievance suit against the NFL – already deposing many coaches and team owners in the case.
But the NFL just retaliated in a major way by seeking a summary judgment to put an end to this ridiculous suit once and for all.
The NFL’s lawyers reportedly asked arbitrator, Stephen Burbank, for this judgment with the purpose of dismissing the suit if there isn’t enough evidence to make it a legitimate case.
Burbank’s job now is to review all of the facts and determine whether if under the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement that the collusion grievance has enough concrete proof to move forward. It’s kind of like an indictment before a grand jury, except it’s one person who decides.
But Burbank will likely find zero evidence of collusion simply because many team officials insist they passed on Kaepernick because he was, at best, a second-string quarterback who wanted starter money. That wasn’t happening.
Fourteen people have already been deposed in the case including NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Texas Houston’s owner Bob McNair, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
And yet there doesn’t seem to be a break in the case, even though it’s been dragging on for a while now.
Hilariously enough, Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos made a bold statement on the podcast Reasonable Doubt on June 23rd, declaring that there would be huge breaking news any day now.
Geragos said, “I will just say stay tuned that next week there will be news on Kaep and on Eric Reid. That’s all I can say right now. I’m going to say, as you’re listening to this, there will be news next week.”
Geragos is also representing former San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, who is also suing the league for the same reason as Kaepernick, who also remains jobless.
Geragos’ declaration was nearly two weeks ago and yet the only “breaking news” to come out is this motion to dismiss the case.
And if Kaepernick’s case is dismissed, then certainly Eric Reid’s will be as well.
It’s all up to Burbank to make that decision now.And if he decides not to move forward, then Kaepernick will be exposed as the national attention-seeking fraud that he is.
Kaepernick’s supporters genuinely believe he was blackballed from the league, and much like those boycotting the NFL because of the anthem-kneeling, there are also fans boycotting the NFL because Kaepernick isn’t on a team roster.
If Burbank doesn’t find anything sufficient enough to move forward, then Kaepernick will be forced to accept that he just isn’t a good quarterback anymore.