Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is now going after team owners for not hiring him, ESPN reported.
His attorney has requested the cell phone records and emails of Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, among other team owners, to prove a “collusion” case against the league.
The owners chosen by Kaepernick were selected because of their public statements against him, or the kneeling protests, according to ABC News.
“The fact that it is the legal exercise that it is, I can’t comment and wouldn’t comment about any aspects of it,” Jones told ESPN. “Having said that, I just have to leave it at that. You might have heard me say some things before the suit, but right now, it’s pretty much limited.”
Other owners involved include San Francisco 49ers’ Jed York and Seattle Seahawks’ Paul Allen, according to ABC News.
Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos, who has represented other high profile clients like the late Michael Jackson, convicted wife murderer Scott Peterson and girlfriend abuser Chris Brown, announced in October that Kaepernick had filed a grievance against the league, accusing owners of colluding against him to prevent him from signing an NFL contract.
The grievance claims the league, and its owners, “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”
Geragos claimed earlier this week that his client was about to sign a contract with an NFL in the next two weeks.
It was also announced that Kaepernick signed a $1 million book deal as he continues to cash in on his infamy.
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