Colin Kaepernick's attorney didn't hold back on Thursday, slamming the NFL for blackballing the former 49ers quarterback in a response to President Donald Trump's attacks on players for protesting social justice during the playing of the national anthem.
"The collusion actually was the NFL kowtowing to the president — I think it's clear," high-profile attorney Mark Geragos said Thursday in an exclusive interview on NBC's "Today."
Geragos' comments come one day after Goodell denied any kind of blackballing against Kaepernick.
"I think if a team decides that Colin Kaepernick or any other player can help their team win, that’s what they’ll do," Goodell said. "They want to win, and they make those decisions individually in best interest of their club."
It's safe to say Geragos strongly disagrees. He adamantly stated Kaepernick's collusion case against the league.
"There isn't anyone who has a couple of neurons firing that wouldn't say this isn't collusive activity," Geragos said.
As part of the evidence for Kaepernick's collusion case, Geragos is using former 49ers safety Eric Reid, who joined the quarterback in kneeling, as an example.
"Eric Reid went under oath and actually testified that he would consider alternatives to kneeling," Geragos said. "Within three days, 72 hours, he had three different teams that were vying for him and to sign him. You tell me how is it that when he testified under oath, and it's supposedly a private proceeding, three teams knew enough to reach out to his agent what he had said under oath that he would consider alternatives."
Kaepernick first began kneeling as a protest against racial and social injustices during the 2016 preseason and Reid quickly joined him. Kaepernick became a free agent following the season, as he opted out of his contract before the 49ers were going to cut him.
He hasn't played since.