Kaepernick Files Grievance Against NFL

The documents state that during the “2017 NFL season and continuing to the present, the NFL, by and through all NFL team owners, NFL employees and team employees, have entered into and enforced, implied and/or expressed agreement to specifically deprive” Kaepernick from being employed by the NFL, “as well as from practicing with and/or trying out for NFL teams.

During the 2016 season, Kaepernick “opted not to stand” during the anthem in an attempt to “raise awareness of racial inequality and minority oppression in the United States through a silent and peaceful protest of a nation that was not living up to its ideals of freedom and equality guarantees to all citizens,” the paperwork adds.

Geragos also asserts that NFL owners recently imitated Kaepernick’s protest after Donald Trump’s comments on players exercising their right to protest, but continue to blacklist him from the league.