Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL player to kneel for the national anthem, has reportedly filed a grievance against NFL owners for collusion, according to the Bleacher Report.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has remained unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 season. Kaepernick claims the league is participating in collusion, and he has reportedly hired attorney Mark Geragos.
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
Kaepernick opted out of his contract at the end of last season, but he has still not gotten a new deal. Last year he threw 16 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Kaepernick, 29, took a knee for the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial inequality and injustice.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez a team would bring Kaepernick on if they thought it would improve their play.
"I believe that if a football team feels that Colin Kaepernick, or any other player, is going to improve that team, they're going to do it," Goodell told ESPN.