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Source: Global News

NFL settles collusion grievances with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid

Today 08:59 GMT

With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.

Kaepernick and Reid filed collusion grievances against the league, saying they were blacklisted because of protests during the national anthem at games. Kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016, while Reid missed three games last season before signing with Carolina.

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Source: DW

Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement on NFL collusion suit

Saturday 14:29 GMT

Colin Kaepernick and his former teammate Eric Reid have settled their collusion cases against the National Football League out of court for an undisclosed sum, the league and the athletes‘ lawyers confirmed on Friday.

Kaepernick, the face of the movement that has spread to other sports, was never signed back to an NFL team despite having led the 49ers to their last Super Bowl appearance. The 31-year-old quarterback's demonstration was quickly criticized by the far-right in the United States, and President Donald Trump suggested that the league needed to fire players who did not stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner," which is played ahead of sporting events in the US.

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Source: Reuters

U.S. quarterback Kaepernick settles grievance case with NFL

Saturday 20:55 GMT

(Reuters) - Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked a national debate when he protested against racial injustice by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem, has resolved a pending grievance with the league, the two sides said on Friday.

Kaepernick, 31, filed a collusion grievance against NFL owners in October 2017 after going unsigned as a free agent through the fall of that season, following his decision to opt out of a contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

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Source: The Guradian

Colin Kaepernick reaches settlement with NFL over kneeling protest fallout

Saturday 19:05 GMT

The NFL and attorneys for Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid jointly announced Friday afternoon they have settled a complaint of collusion by the players, who claimed the league’s owners blackballed them because they had protested by kneeling during the pre-game playing of the national anthem.

“We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.”

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Source: Fox News

Colorado store that quit selling Nike products over Kaepernick ad goes out of business

Thursday 22:46 GMT

The owner of a sporting goods store in Colorado says his shop is going out of business after he stopped selling Nike products over the company's controversial campaign with Colin Kaepernick.

Martin said he can't afford to stay open anymore after he stopped selling Nike products, in protest after the sports brand featured Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, in its "Just Do It" campaign. The controversial ad from the campaign included a photo of Kaepernick's face, with the words "Believe in something.


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