Roger Goodell and the league are smiling this week after a win in court.
Last year, former NFL edge-rusher Junior Galette filed a lawsuit against the NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL Players Association, the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Las Vegas Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers and Washington Commanders alleging he had been blackballed from the league.
He was said to be seeking $300 million in damages. That will not be happening after a judge dismissed the lawsuit. Galette had the opportunity to amend his complaint, but submitted a SAC “even more conclusory.”
Galette stated in his filing he had been blocked from rejoining the NFL “just like Colin Kaepernick and put on the blacklist by the NFL owners.”
In 2018, he posted on Snapchat “I swear to god I’m not playing for no slave deals I’ll die before I play for more slave deals” after he was offered a smaller contract by the Commanders than his white teammate at the time.
Even right now, his Twitter bio reads: “Former Saints Team Captain that is Blackballed from the NFL for calling out Pay Discrimination.”
Galette spent six seasons in the NFL between the New Orleans Saints and Commanders. He racked up 148 tackles and 34.5 sacks in 80 career games. He had two seasons with double-digit sacks.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.