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Colin Kaepernick & Eric Reid Settle With NFL

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Statement regarding the issue: “For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. 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.”

 

The NFL does not like anything that takes away from “The Shield”. Whether it is the concussion and health damage issue, players who exercise their right of speech, forcing cities to use taxpayer money to fund new stadiums, moving franchises around when they feel like it, or anything else, they just want business to go on as usual.

 

Thing is, the game and the league is composed of people. Human beings. People have thoughts, wants, different backgrounds, problems, their own agendas, their own ideas about things, just like The League does. What smooths over these issues? Money being passed around.

 

There’s a conflict today in what sports used to be. Sports has always been a place to go to get away from the problems of life. Getting away from all those difficulties for a few hours is what makes sports tick.

 

But as the years have gone on, that is getting to be almost impossible. First, sports leagues became really big business. Average players began to make millions of dollars a year. Players want to be Stars and developed Their Brand. Players want to make statements about issues while “on the job”. Players getting into personal problems.

 

All of those things leave the average fan behind. The owners care about their bottom lines. The players want to make lots of money. Sports media wants to create controversy to sell their ad time. No one is looking out for the fans.

 

So, good for everyone else getting some or all of what they want. Everyone seems to be winning except... the fans.

 

One day soon, fans will wonder just why they are fans anymore.

 

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Kaepernick's lawsuit against the NFL wasn't specifically related to police brutality or anything like that. It was related to an alleged 'conspiracy' (in the proper sense of the word) against him being able to play by owners and GMs. 

 

 

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The rumor I saw floating around the interwebs was that the settlement was for $60-$80M.  That's a crazy number if there was no evidence of collusion.

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12 minutes ago, StPaulHusker said:

The rumor I saw floating around the interwebs was that the settlement was for $60-$80M.  That's a crazy number if there was no evidence of collusion.

No kidding...man that is insane.

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1 minute ago, teachercd said:

No kidding...man that is insane.

If the rumor of him asking for $20M from the AAF can be believed, it makes sense why he would ask for that.  If he didn't, then the NFL could show he was willing to play for $200K.

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If the amount is true, it's still less than it would have cost the NFL in bad publicity. I'm not saying that it is right or that they deserved that much money. It's the nature of settlements.

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