NFL reaches settlement with Kaepernick on collusion lawsuit for MILLIONS

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.

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Nathan T. Hall
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Nathan T. Hall

What a crock of feces. The NFL is sucks. I’m so glad that I boycotted these skunks two years ago.

mdbuilder
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mdbuilder

Money is the only language these people speak and the only remedy the NFL has.

NanciLadybug
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NanciLadybug

Superimposed on Kaepernick’s face during his Nike ad was the pronouncement “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Guess “sacrificing everything” doesn’t apply to a multi-million dollar settlement with the NFL.

LAPhil
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LAPhil

How ridiculous. Nobody owes Kaepernick jack squat. Just another case of a morally wimpy organization caving in because it’s more convenient than actually fighting it out.

Michael Thomas
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Michael Thomas

The settlement could also be in the tends of thousands.

Conserv_58
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Conserv_58

The irony here is palpable since the leftist NFL was extorted for millions by former ignorant and hypocritical leftist employees. What a country we have.

BoscoBolt
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BoscoBolt

NFL “sources” are saying that the amount is somewhere around $80 million. No joke.

swede
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swede

“The settlement is private, but it could be well into the tens of millions”

Or not. The difference between Jabbar (6 x NBA champ – 19 x NBA all star) and Mr Kaepernick is Jabbar was a phenom – arguably the best center ever. Kaepernick’s stats were – well – mediocre to above average – simply didn’t show the intensity, passion or drive to lead a team to win big.

You may recall Kareem Abdul Jabbar was formerly “Lew Alcindor.” Converting to Islam brought some derision and altered his life and priorities – but his commitment to excellence on the court, to his team and his fans never wavered. Kaepernick bringing the SJW agenda to the playing field was inappropriate and a distraction from what he was hired and paid (very well) to do. IMAO

Army_Pilot1967
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Army_Pilot1967

Now will Krappernick stand up and go away??????????

Homer
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Homer

CK thinks he’s worth more than his playing ability. Case in point is his reported demand for a $20M contract to play in AAF (the NFL B league?). A contract at that level would put him among the top 15 NFL QB’s. The average contract contract in the AAF is $250K. It’s a B league, CK, a way to hone and show your skills to get in the big game.

I used to like to watch him play in his first few years until his militant BLM gf got hold of him. He played a different style and loved the sidearm. He’s made himself into a 3rd string backup at best. Backups don’t get $20M contracts but apparently they can now sue and settle. Just go away.

Plot Evil
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Plot Evil

Don’t forget to tax him at 70% (including CA taxes) after the lawyers get 40%. This way he’ll only have about 20k left.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Settling in this way, for this much, means (to me) the NFL must have been guilty.

Sentinel
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Sentinel

Sets a terrible precedent.

kong1967
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kong1967

I agree. I think the NFL paid to put it in the past. Bad PR, etc.

Although, in my view it would have been good PR to have fought this.

Erdnay
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Erdnay

Why hasn’t the NFL thought of suing Kaepernick for loss of revenue for starting this whole issue?
and Lew Alcindor is no patriot. Who gives a s**t what he thinks?

Doc4Cruz
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Doc4Cruz

Jesse Jackson like shakedown

hubman
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hubman

Up to tens of millions, perhaps, but how much depends on how strong a case he had. It could well be a much smaller amount.

I guess we’ll see. Unless the amount is kept under NDA. Which is entirely possible.

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