Colin Kaepernick’s grievance case against the NFL will be allowed to proceed after a recent arbitration decision in his favor. Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL alleging that team owners colluded against him to keep him out of the league.
The arbitrator’s decision denied the NFL’s request to dismiss Kaepernick’s grievance, refusing to ignore the possibility that there may be evidence of collusion within the information provided by his legal team.
A trial date will likely be set before the end of 2018, but first the issue of additional discovery must be decided. This will entail more evidence gathering which will likely include additional depositions of NFL owners.
BLG is looking at this as a practical, legal matter; Kaepernick brought a claim against the NFL and it has not been finally adjudicated -- or close. We aren't commenting on the political aspect of this case, but simply pointing out that this is an important issue that has become a politically controversial topic with arguably too may parties weighing in before any meaningful outcomes have been reached. Too much news these days is rushed and impatient – let’s let the case play out more fully before championing either cause! #pleasewaitforthefacts