Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has secured himself a win in his ongoing lawsuit against the National Football Leauge. The lawsuit claims that the league's owners have conspired to keep Kaepernick out of the NFL since his free agency began in 2017. This is all because of his now infamous kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustices. The NFL players union, as well as the league, are still trying to figure out whether players this season will be punished/fined for kneeling during the national anthem.
Stephen B. Burbank, a system arbitrator appointed by the NFL ruled today that he would be denying the league's request to dismiss Colin Kaepernick's grievance against the NFL.
In his statement he said:
"On August 28, 2018, the System Arbitrator denied the NFL's request that he dismiss Colin Kaepernick's complaint alleging that his inability to secure a player contract since becoming a free agent in March 2017 has been due to an agreement among team owners and the NFL that violates Article 17, Section 1 of the collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFLPA (union),"
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Colin Kaepernick has won the summary judgement phase of his collusion case - a phase specifically requested by the #NFL in hopes of a dismissal. Instead, arbitrator Stephen Burbank has refused dismissal (in favor of Kaepernick) moving case toward a hearing. Huge blow to the #NFL.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) August 30, 2018