Colin Kaepernick And Eric Reid Settle Case With NFL For Undisclosed Settlement
After nearly two years of a back and forth battle with the NFL, Colin Kaepernick has settled his lawsuit with the league.
In 2016, in response to the police killings of innocent and unarmed Black men, Kaepernick started kneeling in protest during “The Star Spangled Banner.” The whole thing caused a national discussion on whether his actions were unpatriotic. The NFL instated a rule that forbid players form kneeling during the anthem. (The rule has since been suspended.) The NFL was so perturbed by Kaepnerick’s actions that there were rumblings that they weren’t planning on renewing his contract. He opted out of his contract and filed a collusion case against the league, along with teammate Eric Reid, who also knelt with Kaepernick. Reid stayed on for the 2017 season but they didn’t renew his contact after that season.
Now, two years later, the league has settled the case with Reid and Kaepernick, suggesting that there was a good chance they would lose the case if it had gone to trial.
Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos released this statement regarding the matter.
While Kaepernick and Reid aren’t speak about the amount of the settlement, NFL officials told columnist Mike Freeman that the number is between $60-80 million.
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