Colin Kaepernick's collusion allegations will go to trial after the NFL's application to dismiss the case is rejected
- Colin Kaepernick claims that the NFL owners conspired against him to keep him out of the league since he became a free agent in 2017.
- The NFL's request to dismiss the grievance was denied on Tuesday by a referee
- Field marshal says the NFL is doing it because of their peaceful protests to kneel during the national anthem
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Colin Kaepernick's collusion suit against the NFL will be put on trial after the league's request to dismiss the grievance was rejected.
In what is Kaepernick's biggest win so far in this case, a referee denied the league's request on Tuesday to rule out the marshal's claims that the owners conspired to keep him out of the league due to their protests over the injustice. Social.
Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tweeted on Thursday an image of the ruling by referee Stephen B. Burbank.
The former 49ers quarterback argues that the owners have conspired to keep him off the NFL list since he came to free agency in 2017, after the widespread peaceful protests began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.
Colin Kaepernick claims that the NFL owners conspired against him to keep him out of the league since he became a free agent in 2017.
Field marshal says the NFL is doing it because of their peaceful protests to kneel during the national anthem
The NFL's request to dismiss the grievance was denied on Tuesday by a referee
The protests have become one of the most polarizing problems in sports, with President Donald Trump urging the league to suspend or dismiss the players who demonstrate during the anthem.
Kaepernick argues that the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with the players by conspiring to keep him away from the teams.
The case depends on whether the owners worked together instead of individually deciding not to sign Kaepernick.
A similar claim is still pending from non-contract security agent Eric Reid, who played with Kaepernick in San Francisco and joined the protests.
Meanwhile, the league and players' union have not yet resolved whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the national anthem.
The owners approved a policy that requires players to stand up if they are on the bench during the national anthem, allowing them to stay off the field if they wish.
But the league and the union left him in suspense after the Miami Dolphins faced violent reactions to classify the protests as potentially damaging behavior for the team, putting players at risk of fines or suspensions.
Kaepernick says the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with the players by conspiring to keep him away from the teams