Despite the uprising he caused, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell denied in June that Kaepernick had been blackballed by owners. "If enacted, it would be a positive step in our collective efforts to move our nation forward".
Now, it's up to the courts to give an actual answer, with news emerging Sunday that Kaepernick has reportedly filed a grievance against the league for collusion. And then, he seemed to implode. They then stood for the singing of God Save the Queen. It is a "fractious issue with both owners and players".
"When that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, I'll stand", said Kaepernick during an after-game interview in 2016. Meanwhile, 44 percent of the Wisconsin soybeans have been harvested, about the same as last year but four days behind the average for the past five years. It is also unlikely to happen.
Following weeks of upheaval that have featured athletes on their knees, outraged fans and presidential reprimands, NFL players and owners met Tuesday in New York to discuss the anthem protests that have dominated the season.
PROTEST IN DECLINE: In DC, Richardson & Paras note the number of on-field protesters is "in decline".
Another person close to the deliberations said the NFLPA did not know how this week's discussions would play out and could not speculate on what will be discussed. This article isn't going to change that. He then adjusted to kneeling to erase the perception that he was disrespecting military veterans. The controversy over the anthem is a barrier to having honest conversations and making real progress on the underlying issues. "We support their efforts to bring attention to, and shed light upon, the devastating police brutality that has impacted the black community for so very long", said Dow.
Rather, I wanted to point out the irony where Kaepernick's career has taken him - from the utmost levels of stardom to being an outcast, a player exiled from the sport he loved and once thrived in.
In all likelihood, Kaepernick knew this too.
Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers stayed in the locker room during the anthem before their game against the Saints last month, and last week, dozens of people took a knee outside Bank of America Stadium.
First, all reporting, as well as Geragos' statement, indicate that Kaepernick, not the NFLPA, filed the collusion grievance.
SURVEY SAYS: In Seattle, Geoff Baker writes there is "mounting evidence the league's brand is taking a significant hit".
The CBA states, "No club, it's employees or agents shall enter into any agreement, express or implied, with the NFL or any other Club, its employees or agents to restrict or limit individual club decision-making".