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Source: Global News

Colin Kaepernick will play in the NFL again, his lawyer predicts

Monday 17:14 GMT

Now that Colin Kaepernick has settled his collusion grievances with the NFL, the next step is getting him back in the league, his lawyer said Saturday night.

WATCH: Social media reacts to Colin Kaepernick featured in ‘Just Do It’ campaign. “Today, we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion cases,” the statement reads. “We are not privy to the details of the settlement, but support the decision by the players and their counsel.

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Source: The Guradian

Colin Kaepernick wants NFL return and Patriots may be interested, says lawyer

Monday 15:24 GMT

Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer says his client still wants to play in the NFL, and believes he would fit in well at the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

In an interview with CNN on Saturday his lawyer, Mark Geragos, said the 31-year-old “absolutely wants to play” and said Kaepernick continues to stay in shape and is game fit. Kaepernick has not played in the league since he left the San Francisco 49ers at the end of the 2016 season.

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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: Fox News

Daytona 500 'Lap 11' tribute planned for late JD Gibbs, racing exec and son of former NFL coach

Sunday 00:33 GMT

A lap in honor of the late NASCAR auto racing executive J.D. Gibbs will be driven during Florida's Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Gibbs was the son of Joe Gibbs, a former Super Bowl-winning head coach of the Washington Redskins, who told the paper that his family has been touched by the "story after story" about his son in recent weeks. J.D. was a co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and hired Denny Hamlin, a driver for Gibbs in the No. 11 Toyota.

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Source: BBC

Being a social influencer made me 'a puppet'

Saturday 08:04 GMT

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More than half of 18 to 34-year-olds feel that reality TV and social media have a negative effect on how they see their bodies, a BBC survey found last year. Andy also became concerned at the effect his filtered life was having on his followers.

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Source: Global News

NFL settles collusion grievances with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid

Monday 01:28 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: The Guradian

The NFL's Kaepernick settlement should just be the start of making amends

Sunday 19:59 GMT

The NFL is putting all that in jeopardy when it refuses to take a leadership role in standing up for the constitution – and the rights of athletes like Reid and Kaepernick to protest peacefully – instead of cowering in the ticket booth counting money, afraid to offend people who place entertainment over ethics.

Following the player backlash to the NFL punishing players who took a knee, the NFL and a group of about 40 players reached an agreement that the league would contribute $89m over seven years to fund projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations, and education.

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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: 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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