Colin Kaepernick’s collusion claim against the American footbal will continue after system arbitrator Stephen D. Burbank denied the league’s ask for to dismiss the case.
Kaepernick’vertisements attorney, Mark Geragos, posted a press release from Burbank on Twitter Thurs ., reading in full: “On September 28, 2018, the System Arbitrator denied your NFL’s request that he overlook Colin Kaepernick’s complaint alleging that will his inability to secure a player contract since becoming a no cost agent in March 2017 has been due to an agreement among company owners and the NFL this violates Article 17, Sections 1 of the collective bargaining understanding between the NFL and the NFLPA.”
The ruling means Burbank found sufficient research for the case to continue and perhaps go to trial. The American football declined to comment on your decision.
Pro Football Talk reports, voicing a source, that further breakthrough is now expected, giving Kaepernick and Geragos more opportunities to gather information and facts supporting their position. Ultimately, the case could lead to a hearing and seeing in which owners would be expected to testify.
Kaepernick, 30, filed the particular collusion grievance against NFL proprietors in October after intending unsigned as a free agent over the fall of 2017 following the decision to opt out of a contract with the San Francisco 49ers. Numerous owners, executives, coaches along with other figures have been deposed as part of the criticism, and Kaepernick remains unsigned.
Former San Francisco 49ers wellbeing Eric Reid, one of the first players to join Kaepernick around 2016 by kneeling during the national anthem inside protest, filed his own collusion case against the NFL in Could. Reid is also represented by Geragos, though Burbank’s ruling applies to Kaepernick’s claim, not Reid’s. A former Pro Bowler, Reid also stays unsigned.