The NFL was legally sacked in their ongoing mislandling of the Colin Kaepernick case.
Arbitrator Stephen B. Burbank ruled Tuesday that he was denying the NFL’s attempt to dismiss Kaepernick’s complaint that since becoming a free agent in March 2017, his inability to secure a new contract has been due to NFL owners violating Article 17, Section 1 of the collective bargaining agreement between the owners and the NFL Players Association.
Translation: Kaepernick has a valid enough case to go to trial.
The NFL owners (probably being egged on by Jerry Jones) are being racistly stupid here. All they had to do was sign Kaepernick to a contract and his complaint would have been dismissed. Signing Kaepernick would have also allowed the anthem protest controversy to fade from the headlines.
But instead, because of their myopic lack of vision, it is front and center for this 2018 season starting next week and they are going to trail for a collusion case that Kaepernick probably has a good shot at winning.
It remains to be seen how this case continues to play out, but if you’re in Kap’s position, it’s looking good for you right now and bad for the NFL