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Colin Kaepernick Settles Blacklisting Lawsuit Against NFL

Feb. 15, 2019, 8:17 PM

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick agreed to quietly settle his lawsuit accusing the National Football League of colluding to prevent him from securing a contract as a free agent.

Two seasons ago, Kaepernick started to kneel rather than stand during the national anthem before games as a protest against police brutality and racial injustice. He filed a grievance against the NFL in November 2017, saying he had been retaliated against by NFL owners for his political stance. Last year he defeated a bid by the NFL to dismiss his case.

Colin Kaepernick, center, kneels for the National Anthem before a game in San Francisco on on Oct. 23, 2016.
Photographer: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The settlement is confidential and there won’t ...

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