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Colin Kaepernick may have pocketed up to $80million in his breakthrough settlement with the NFL.
The controversial free agent quarterback finally settled his collusion grievance against the NFL on Friday, ending the nearly two-year-long case.
Terms - Details - Settlement - NFL - Mike
The terms and details of the settlement were not disclosed but NFL columnist Mike Freeman speculates the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback may have received between $60million to $80million in the agreement.
'Number NFL team officials are speculating to me is the NFL paid Kaepernick in the $60 to $80 million range,' Freeman of the Bleacher Report tweeted Friday afternoon.
Kaepernick - Grievance - NFL - October - League
Kaepernick filed his grievance against the NFL back in October 2017, accusing the league and its 32 teams of blacklisting him and preventing him from being signed in retaliation to his kneeling national anthem protest against police brutality.
His former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid had filed a grievance against the league that was also settled on Friday.
NFL - Experts - Kaepernick - Grievance - Settlement
NFL experts previously speculated that Kaepernick would only withdraw his grievance if he was offered a lucrative settlement.
'Sources previously said Kaepernick would only withdraw if a lucrative settlement was secured,' Charles Robinson of Yahoo reported.
Week - Kaepernick - Attorney - Mark - Geragos
Then earlier this week Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos said in a podcast interview with comedian Adam Carolla that he believed Kaepernick’s case would go to trial, then a days later the settlement was announced.
'For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL,' read a joint statement published by the league and the players' attorney, Mark Geragos. '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.'
Kaepernick - Filing - Owners
Kaepernick's original filing claimed the owners...
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