UPDATE (5:15pm PT on Sunday): A few hours after reports surfaced that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick would file a grievance against NFL owners, his attorney Mark Geragos issued the following statement confirming the grievance.
Statement from Mark Geragos, counsel for Colin Kaepernick. pic.twitter.com/Z7rWpuwb2g— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 15, 2017
Shortly thereafter, the NFL Players Association released a statement regarding Kaepernick's grievance:
NFLPA Statement on Colin Kaepernick Collusion Grievance: pic.twitter.com/TIJXSe2XFg— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2017
It's Week 6 of the 2017 NFL season and Colin Kaepernick still does not have an NFL job.
Now he's planning to do something about his situation.
According to multiple national reports, the former 49ers quarterback is planning to file a grievance against the NFL owners for collusion.
Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman was first to report news of a grievance being filed. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora has confirmed the news.
Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos, according to Freeman.
Kaepernick made national headlines last year when he started taking a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustice in the country. While some have argued that Kapernick simply isn't good enough as a reason why he hasn't signed, some believe he is being "blackballed" by owners who are concerned over possible negative reaction from fans.
Colin Kaepernick is pursuing a collusion grievance against the NFL under the CBA, source says. NFL spokesman says he is checking on it— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 15, 2017
I am told that @Kaepernick7 has filed a grievance under the CBA for collusion against the owners. If accurate, this is huge.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 15, 2017
More: @Kaepernick7 is preparing statement about his filing of grievance against owners for collusion under CBA. It should be released soon.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 15, 2017
Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos. Who has represented numerous high profile clients.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 15, 2017