Kaepernick’s Lawyer: NFL Owners Were Colluding By “Kowtowing” to Trump

Mark Geragos also addressed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in an appearance on "Today."

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Colin Kaepernick looks on from the sidelines in 2016. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty)
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During an appearance on Today, Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos invoked President Trump’s name while responding to comments NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made about his client at the league’s annual Super Bowl press conference.

At the Super Bowl presser, Goodell deflected questions about Kaepernick and said the league was not involved in the controversial quarterback remaining on the sidelines.

“Our clubs are the ones that make decisions on players they want to have on their roster,” Goodell said “They make that decision individually in the best interests of their team … Maybe they make decisions that another club won’t. And they all want to win. I think it’s a repeat of what I just said, which is, that if a team decides Colin Kaepernick or any other player can help their team win, that’s what they’ll do.”

While on the show, Geragos commended those who mocked Goodell’s comments on social media and then went after NFL owners for “kowtowing” to President Trump after he went after Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem.

“The collusion actually was the NFL kowtowing to the president – I think it’s clear,” Geragos said. “There isn’t anyone who has a couple of neurons firing that wouldn’t say this isn’t collusive activity.”

Geragos also offered up that Eric Reid, who kneeled alongside Kaepernick while they were both on the 49ers, being signed by an NFL team was proof that franchises were colluding against Kaepernick.

“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.”

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