Colin Kaepernick Has Struck A Deal With The NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have reached a confidential settlement with the NFL.

via TMZ:

Kaepernick and Reid had filed a lawsuit against the NFL claiming owners and league officials colluded to keep them off NFL rosters because they chose to take a knee during the national anthem at NFL games. 

The league had adamantly denied blackballing Kaepernick … even after President Donald Trump publicly urged owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who didn’t stand for the anthem. 

Kap’s attorneys, Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas, issued a statement saying, “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL.”

“As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party.”

Reid was picked up by the Carolina Panthers during the 2018 season and on Monday, the safety signed a $22 million 3-year extension. Kaepernick is still a free agent. 

You can read the official statement below.

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Cardi B Turned Down Chance To Perform At The Super Bowl in Support of Colin Kaepernick

Cardi B is taking a stand for SOMETHING and using her platform for a great purpose.

In a statement shared with Page Six, Cardi’s team said that she wouldn’t perform alongside Travis Scott and Maroon 5 during the next Super Bowl halftime show because of how the league is doing Colin Kaepernick.

“The rumor circulating that she wants a million dollars and she wants her own set is false. There was never a firm offer to begin with for a performance,” the statement reads. “There [were] talks about it, but she was not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement.”

The statement went on to say that Cardi has prior engagements on the weekend of the Super Bowl.

“Again, there was never a solid offer for her to say yes or no to regarding the Super Bowl,” Cardi’s reps wrote. “She is already confirmed to do a set with Bruno Mars that weekend.

Im WITH Kap ✊

Colin Kaepernick To Trademark ‘I’m With Kap’ for a Clothing Line

Colin Kaepernick has filed a trademark application for his signature ‘I’m With Kap’ slogan to be used for clothing.

via TMZ:

Kap’s been using the mantra since the beginning of his schism with the NFL … with the hashtag taking off on social media, and celebrities like G-Eazy, Kenny Stills and Harry Belafonte rocking shirts bearing the slogan.

Now we’ve learned Kap has filed paperwork in California to own he slogan for use on shirts, hoodies, caps and other apparel.

It’s an interesting move … there’s some talk that major clothing brands, like Adidas and Puma, could make a move to sign Kap in the future, so owning the trademark could mean big business for him.

It’s not like he’s desperate for the cash — Kaepernick reportedly made more than $40 mil in contract money during his NFL career. Plus, he had a bunch of sponsorship deals. 

But, he’s been huge with philanthropy — donating $1 mil of his own money to various charities and non-profit organizations, including his “Know Your Rights” campaign. 

So, if he profits from “I’m With Kap” … the extra cash could go a long way. 

Im with Kap.