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At least three NFL homeowners—the Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones, New England Patriots’ Robert Kraft and Houston Texans’ Bob McNair—shall be requested to show over communications badociated to the collusion case introduced ahead by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Adam Schefter of ESPN famous Friday these homeowners are being deposed for cellphone data and emails in reference to the case. He added “other owners, teams and league officials also will be deposed” as a part of the case, however the names listed above are confirmed right now.
Mark Geragos, Kaepernick’s legal professional, confirmed final month a collective bargaining settlement grievance was filed that stated league homeowners colluded in opposition to the QB after he began a pattern by refusing to face for the nationwide anthem throughout the 2016 preseason, per Ahiza Garcia of CNNMoney.
Geragos stated in an announcement they moved ahead with the declare “only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives.”
Kaepernick, who’s remained unsigned since opting out of his contract with the Niners in March, defined his determination to protest throughout the anthem to Steve Wyche of NFL.com in August 2016.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he stated. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Many athletes from throughout each degree of sports activities later adopted his lead.
Controversy across the matter reignited in September when United States President Donald Trump prompt NFL homeowners ought to fireplace gamers who do not stand for the anthem earlier than video games.
A September ballot from CNN showcased the divide as 49 % of respondents known as protests throughout the anthem the “wrong thing” to do and 43 % known as it the “right thing.”