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Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer: Somebody Is Ready to Snitch on the NFL

Eric Reid, No. 35, and Colin Kaepernick, No. 7, then of the San Francisco 49ers, kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.
Eric Reid, No. 35, and Colin Kaepernick, No. 7, then of the San Francisco 49ers, kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi’s Stadium on Sept. 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif.
Photo: Thearon W. Henderson (Getty Images)

The attorney for currently unemployed NFL stars and former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid dropped a bomb Wednesday on CNN when he hinted that a witness in their collusion case against the powerful football league was ready to drop dime with concrete evidence proving that NFL owners conspired to keep both men off the field for protesting during the national anthem the killings of unarmed African Americans.

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“I would stay tuned because this case is about to take a dramatic turn,” lawyer Mark Geragos said on CNN Wednesday night, NBC Sports reports.

Pushed to explain what that ominous declaration meant, Geragos wouldn’t offer specifics but suggested that “somebody has decided they were going to dime out the NFL for what they were doing.”

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Boom!

Can you hear that noise? It’s the glorious sound of evil oil tycoons who run all the NFL teams (I have no idea what these white men who own all of the NFL do for a living, but I imagine that all evil white men have some sort of business with oil) shaking in their ostrich-skin boots. (I also have no idea whether they wear ostrich-skin boots, but it sounds like the kind of exotic animal an evil oil baron would wear.)

NBC Sports speculated as to what Geragos’ claim could mean:

That may mean a witness can come forward who will contradict the stated position of the NFL, which is that each team decides for itself whether a player can help that team, and that if Kaepernick and Reid aren’t on a roster, it’s because teams have individually decided they can’t help. If Geragos can produce a witness from the league office, or a team’s coaching staff or personnel department, who can testify that the football people do, in fact, think Kaepernick and Reid can contribute, but that owners and the league office have decided that Kaepernick and Reid are not to see the field, that would go a long way toward making the players’ case.

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The broad stance by the NFL has been that there was no collusion between teams to keep Reid and Kaepernick off of a team but, rather, that all of the owners, who realized they had a huge problem when black men were kneeling during the national anthem, decided separately that they wouldn’t employ two men who pioneered the kneeling protest. But anyone with a good set of eyes and a decent moral compass knows that the NFL colluded to keep them out of the NFL, and now we wait for Geragos to prove it.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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nowdaydrinking
Not Enough Day Drinking

I have no idea what these evil white men who own all of the NFL do for a living

In case it wasn’t obvious...the majority of them didn’t do jack shit for a living:

Arizona: Bill Bidwill inherited the Cardinals from his father

Atlanta: Arthur Blank cofounded home depot

Baltimore: Stephen Biscotti founded staffing business

Buffalo: Terry Pegula, gasman

Carolina: Jerry Richardson CEO of Hardees

Chicago: Virginia McCaskey inherited from her father

Cincinnati: Mike Brown inherited from his father

Cleveland: Jimmy Haslan owned a truck stop company...founded by his father

Dallas: Jerry Jones, gasman

Denver: Pat Bowlen, gasman

Detroit: Martha Ford inherited obviously

Green Bay: ‘shareholders’ (read: suckers)

Houston: Bob McNair sold Enron right before it exploded...

Indianapolis: Jim Irsay inherited from father

Jacksonville: Shahid Khan (only non-white owner...including all Green Bay ‘owners’) founded and autoparts company

Kansas City: Clark Hunt inherited from family

Los Angeles (C): Dean Spanos inherited from father

Los Angeles (R): Stan Kroenke married into Walmart family

Miama: Stephen Ross, real estate

Minnesota: Zygi Wolf inherited business from family

New England: Inherited business from father in law

New Orleans: Gayle LaJaunie inherited from husband

New York (G): John Mara inherited team from father

New York (J): Woddy Johnson inherited from family

Oakland: Mark Davis inherited from father

Phiadelphia: Jeffery Lurie inherited business from family

Pittsburgh: Dan Rooney inherited team from father

San Franscisco: Jed York inherited from uncle

Seattle: Paul Allen cofounded Microsoft

Tampa Bay: Glazer family real estate

Tennessee: Bud Adams, gasman

Washington: Dan Snyder...honestly I can’t figure out how he got money, but I bet it was shady as fuck.