Colin Kaepernick, who was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to bring attention to police brutality and racial inequality, filed his grievance against the NFL in October 2017 under the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
That finally came to an end last week when he shockingly settled with the league as reports stated his lawyer had some embarrassing info on the league that they didn’t want to get out to the public.
Now that the legal part is dealt with, it seems that the former 9ers quarterback is poised to finally make his return to the league, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.
If there is one big takeaway from the news that Colin Kaepernick and the NFL settled their collusion case, it is this: The chances we’ll see Kaepernick back on an NFL sideline are higher now than at any time since he opted out of his deal with the Niners almost two years ago.
The fact that the odds are above zero is remarkable since not long ago it appeared virtually impossible that he’d be back in the NFL, not with the attention his stance for social justice drew or with a standing lawsuit against the league.
And while the end of that suit will allow Kaepernick to pursue a return to the league with a lot less rancor in the air, an equally important development is the fact that the NFL no longer has reason to fear repercussions from President Donald Trump.
It seemed like a weekly thing for President Trump to take a shot at NFL kneelers to give the NFL even more bad press, but that fact is now gone. It just may open the door for a team to finally give Kaepernick that second chance that he never should’ve lost in the 1st place.
His lawyer seems to think his client will sign pretty soon: