Former NFL star Colin Kaeperneck won an $80 million settlement with the NFL - for their mistreatment of him over a silent protest against police misconduct.
MTO News spoke with a person with intimate knowledge of the details of the agreement who claims that the former NFL star will get around $80 Million form the league.
The incident started when Colin began kneeling during the national anthem, to protest the rampant police murder of Black people in America. NFL owners became upset that Colin protested against police misconduct, and colluded to force him out of the league - which is illegal.
Colin filed a grievance in October 2017 under the collective bargaining agreement, alleging collusion against signing him to an NFL contract.
In the filing, which demanded an arbitration hearing on the matter, Colin's attorney's alleged that the NFL 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."
The arbitration trial was set for next month, and the NFL owners flinched. They settled the case for a reported $80 MILLION. Here's another source:
Colin's lawyer released this statement:
"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL," attorney Mark Geragos and the NFL said in a joint statement issued Friday. "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."