Colin Kaepernick attorney: ‘Smoking gun’ exists in collusion case
Colin Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, proclaimed this week a “high degree of confidence” his client will prevail in a collusion grievance filed against NFL owners.
Geragos, speaking to CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night, added that a “smoking gun” exists that will prove owners colluded to keep the quarterback out of the league.
“I am going to predict right now that we will have a smoking gun,” Geragos said on “AC360” Tuesday night, via CNN. “There are people who are not going to get into an arbitration proceeding and they are not going to lie. They are not going to lie. They are going to tell the truth and they’re going to say what happened. They were told no, you’re not going to hire him.”
Kaepernick's attorney Mark Geragos on collusion grievance filing: "We have a high degree of confidence that this will be able to be proved" pic.twitter.com/BmrroYSTrh
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) October 18, 2017
Kaepernick has yet to find a job after opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers this past offseason. A widely held suspicion is that owners are reluctant to sign Kaepernick over potential backlash due to his social activism and how he was the harbinger of the controversial national anthem protest movement.
However, establishing that all 32 NFL owners colluded with one another to keep Kaepernick out of the league is another thing entirely.
Anderson asked Geragos what Kaepernick’s motivation was with filing the collusion grievance, posing it as whether the quarterback wants to return to the NFL or simply is seeking a monetary award.
“Colin said, ‘My No. 1 goal is — I’m 29 years old, I want to play,'” Geragos told Anderson.
Proving that NFL owners colluded against Kaepernick obviously will be difficult to establish. Several quarterbacks lacking Kaepernick’s pedigree, however, have found jobs while he remains in NFL purgatory. Whatever the outcome of the collusion grievance, that’s a conclusion difficult to dispute.