Standing on Principle: Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Settlement

Shaun King
Feb 20, 2019 - 5:00

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Key Facts: Last week former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid settled their collusion lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL). This is a huge loss for a sports league known to want to crush people in court. The case against the NFL was strong. The evidence was so overwhelming,...

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2 Replies to “Standing on Principle: Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Settlement”

  1. Thanks for this update. Given my own experience with a civil law suit, I applaud Colin and Eric. They did right in accepting a settlement. I so hope they end up with some cash for themselves once the lawyers take their fees. The latter always ends up with the lion’s share.

  2. He did right by accepting the deal and hitting NFL’s pocket. I don’t think, however, that the league would grant him a deal that would allow him to go back to the fields. I assume there is a clausule that keeps him retired.

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