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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Colin Kaepernick Is The Face Of Nike’s 30th Anniversary of ‘Just Do It’ Campaign

Nike is with Colin Kaepernick ✊✊✊

Nike has selected former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of its “Just Do It” campaign, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the choice of Kaepernick, who started the movement to kneel during the United States national anthem to protest racial injustice in August 2016.

The sports brand unveiled a new ad to commemorate the 30th anniversary of their ‘Just Do It’ campaign starring the former NFL quarterback.

In the ad, Colin is looking at the camera, and printed over the image is: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt.”

Colin has been a Nike athlete since 2011, but the he has not played on a team since 2016.

It’s certainly a powerful statement. As we’re just getting into the NFL season, it’ll be interesting to hear how Nike and the football community reacts.