Well…It’s about to go down! NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell has been added to the list of owners to be deposed in the Colin Kaepernick Collusion Case. Goddell will be asked to turn over his email and cellphone records in the collusion case filed by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick against the league, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.
Goodell will join Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen. Others on the list include San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, NFL Executive Vice President/Football Operations Troy Vincent and Senior Vice President of Player Engagement Arthur McAfee in the depositions.
According to the filing, in a tweet Kaepernick said he did so “only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives.”,” alleges that the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”
Spreading Like Wild Fire
Heroic, Kaepernick age 30, first started sitting and then eventually kneeling in preseason games in August 2016 during the national anthem was played to protest police brutality and racial discrimination. Those actions were picked up by other players around the league last season, who have protested during the anthem in various ways. Kaepernick became a free agent before the 2017 campaign but has not been signed to an NFL team.