Anti-American former NFL player Colin Kaepernick apparently just got a HUGE payday as a reward for hating our country.
If the reports are correct, Kepernick just got an $80 million payoff to end his “collusion” lawsuit against the league.
You’ll recall that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was about to be cut by the team in 2016 when he decided to start taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem as a supposed protest against “social injustice.” Of course, this is a lie. He really started the protests in order to frighten the 49ers into canceling their plans to cut him or trade him.
It worked for that one season. His protests kept him on the 49ers. But then, after protesting during the anthem at every game, Kaepernick declared himself a free agent and then told the 49ers to take a hike.
Kaepernick turned down the contract the 49ers offered and arrogantly thought he had become a bulletproof star that the NFL would be afraid to take a pass on. But as the 2017 pre-season wore on, it became clear that not a single team was that interested in signing him. The same thing happened in the 2018 season and the 2019 season. Mr. anti-American was on the sidelines.
So, he sued claiming that the league was “colluding” behind the scenes to keep him out of pro football.
Well, that lawsuit went for nearly two years. But now it has apparently been settled.
According to Breitbart News:
No one knows for sure, just how much Colin Kaepernick received as part of his collusion settlement with the NFL. However, if the latest reports are accurate, Kaepernick won’t have to worry about working in the NFL or anywhere else anytime soon.
According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, the NFL paid the former 49er and original anthem protester somewhere in the range of $60 to $80 million.
Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, released a statement as the news broke:
For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. 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.
The NFL Players Association also put out a statement:
Today, we were informed by the NFL of the settlement of the Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid collusion cases. We are not privy to the details of the settlement, but support the decision by the players and their counsel. We continuously supported Colin and Eric from the start of their protests, participated with their lawyers throughout their legal proceedings and were prepared to participate in the upcoming trial in pursuit of both truth and justice for what we believe the NFL and its clubs did to them. We are glad that Eric has earned a job and a new contract, and we continue to hope that Colin gets his opportunity as well.
Well, no wonder Kaepernick told the AAF that he wouldn’t play for them for less than $20 million… even though no other player on the new league makes more than $250,000… for three years.
Anyway, it must be nice to make $80 million for hating the country.
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