Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case against a consortium of NFL owners just got a major boost from the arbitrator’s office. The judge presiding over the case has ruled that Kaerpernick has indeed supplied sufficient evidence for the case to go to trial. The NFL had filed a motion to get the collusion case dismissed, which resulted in Kaepernick’s team having to resubmit their depositions. Alas the rhetorical battle has come to an end.
The NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement was already at risk of folding in 2021. Players have been instructed to fiscally plan in the event of a work stoppage. If Kaepernick and his legal team are successful in their deposition against the league, the Collective Bargaining Agreement could implode sooner than expected. If a lockout occurs, the NFLPA representing the players on the field, and team owners would be forced to renegotiate their take of NFL revenue, and most important to Kaepernick and his supporters, a fresh outlook on peaceful political protest could be discussed, among other things.
His legal team has named Jerry Jones, Texans owner Bob McNair and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti as the key players in the conspiracy against him. As time goes by, Kaepernick’s conspiracy theory has become less and less a myth of “libertarian” proportions, on the grounds that it might exist. Thankfully Colin will get a chance to prove his case before a grand jury.