It looks like Kaepernick has received yet another hefty paycheck just for the act of disrespecting the flag and the national anthem.
This time it’s from the NFL and his lawsuit:
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the NFL have reached an agreement to settle his allegations that league teams colluded to deny him a contract after his controversial protests in which he took a knee during the national anthem.
The league has also reached a deal with Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid over similar collusion allegations.
A lawyer for Kaepernick, Mark Geragos, tweeted that after discussions, the “parties have decided to resolve their pending grievances.” The NFL issued an identical statement.
The settlement is private, but it could be well into the tens of millions:
Details of the agreement are not public. But, as The Associated Press notes, “Considering the lost salary both players claimed and legal costs, the settlement could have climbed into the tens of millions.”
“The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party,” the statement said.
Wow. If only respecting the flag and our country paid as well, right?
I don’t think he had much of a case, I would bet that the NFL settled just to make it go away.
At least Kareem Abdul Jabar is happy about it.