REPORT: NFL Owner Testifies He Changed His Mind About Signing Colin Kaepernick Because Of Donald Trump

(Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

According to Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos , an NFL owner testified under oath that he changed his mind about signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick after President Donald Trump stated at a rally that owners should fire players who kneel during the playing of the National Anthem.

In an interview with CBS Sports Radio legal analyst Amy Dash on her “Straight Aim” podcast Geragos refused to name the owner, but he did state that NFL coaches have provided testimony that supports Kaepernick’s claim that teams colluded to keep the former 49ers quarterback out of the league because of his protest:

“In this civil case, there’s no doubt that the existing coaches — and I’m talking about Super Bowl-winning coaches — have testified under oath that he’s a starting quarterback in this league, and so that’s mind boggling,” Geragos said. “When you ask them … specifically why he isn’t he being hired … they say because of the national anthem policy.”

“The only reason — and the owners will admit that — they haven’t signed him is they’re afraid of Trump, and they’ve colluded because of Trump,” Geragos said.”

Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since March of 2016 and has since filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL.

Geragos also believes the new Anthem policy actually helps Kaepernick’s case against owners:

“This substantiates everything we have thought all along and just proves that they colluded,” Geragos said. “”I think clearly the fact that they said it (the vote) was (said to be) unanimous, yet then it startled to trickle down that two of the owners abstained and then another said that he would absorb it, and then another owner called it idiotic and then Steve Kerr called it idiotic, I think it’s clear you can use that as a piece of evidence to show that they’ve colluded.”

Here’s the full interview:

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