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Kaepernick Grievance Tough To Prove In Face Of Controversy

Law360, New York (October 16, 2017, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a labor grievance alleging the NFL and its teams have colluded to keep him out of the league for spearheading national anthem protests last season, a charge that could destabilize the league’s labor agreement if he can manage to prove it. 

Kaepernick made waves last season as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest the mistreatment of African Americans and other people of color by police. Initially, only a handful of players joined Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the 49ers after it...

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