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Meeting Invite Between NFL And Kaepernick Sparks Controversy
NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, Troy Vincent, texted Kaep to invite him to come to the league’s headquarters and meet with commissioner Roger Goodell and allegedly got no response.
Here’s where the drama starts.
Kaep’s lawyer Mark Geragos says he DID respond to the NFL’s invite and asked that a mediator be present during the meeting in light of the collusion lawsuit that has been filed. The league doesn’t want a mediator.
“We responded immediately that Colin would be happy to attend,” Geragos said in a statement provided to ABC News. “Because of the grievance we asked that a mediator be present. A mediator also would ensure that the discussions were productive and confidential and not used as a PR stunt or prop by the league. Colin’s proposal was rejected.”
League spokesman Joe Lockhart didn’t mince words in his clap back:
Lockhart fired back after that claim, telling Trotter: “Mr. Geragos’ statement alone violates the collective bargaining agreement, breaking the confidentiality of the grievance process. So he can save his lecture on PR stunts. The invitation remains open.”
At this point in the NFL’s history they don’t really deserve the benefit of the doubt. This 100% smells like a PR stunt. Photos of Kaepernick and Goodell shaking hands like its all good. Naw.