Colin Kaepernick RUMORS & NEWS

  • Goodell's wife added to deposition list for Kaepernick's collusion case

    Sporting News "Colin Kaepernick has some big names on his wish list to be deposed in his grievance against the NFL. According to CBS Sports, Kaepernick's legal team has added Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to the deposition list this week. The group wants answers regarding any discussions Schnatter had with..." February 13

  • Colin Kaepernick's legal team could depose former Papa John's CEO in collusion case

    New York Daily News "Papa, can you hear me? Colin Kaepernick's lawyers want a word with former Papa John's CEO John Schnatter as they dig deeper into the quarterback’s collusion case, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. As they build a case that shows NFL owners allegedly colluded against their client,..." February 13

  • No one is talking about the Colin Kaepernick grievance

    Pro Football Talk "When Colin Kaepernick first filed a collusion grievance against the NFL, attorney Mark Geragos had plenty to say. And then he abruptly clammed up. Since then, no one from either side has commented, on or off the record, about the pending grievance. The only reasonable conclusion that can be..." February 04

  • Cardi B 'I Won't Perform at Super Bowl 'Till Kaepernick Gets Hired Again'

    TMZ "Cardi B is resolute ... she will NOT perform during a Super Bowl halftime show until there's justice for Colin Kaepernick. We got Cardi Saturday night at the Maxim Party in Minneapolis, and she couldn't have been clearer ... although she had some trouble pronouncing Colin's last name. Check..." February 04

  • Jay-Z says Colin Kaepernick 'put his name next to Muhammad Ali' with NFL protests

    CBS Sports "The same day he drew the Twitter ire of President Donald Trump, 21-time Grammy winner Jay-Z threw "100 percent" support behind former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, saying the infamous social activist was right to sacrifice his football career by protesting social..." January 28

  • Vince McMahon Open To Colin Kaepernick Playing In XFL: ‘Why Not?’

    NESN "The XFL, for better or for worse, is back. And the biggest question the league faces ahead of its 2020 revival is obvious: Who on Earth will play in Vince McMahon’s fledgling football league? The WWE chairman and CEO announced the return of the XFL — which was canceled after one season in..." January 26

  • Report: NFL wants Raiders to sign Kaepernick after Rooney ruling

    Sportsnaut "The NFL recently ruled that the Oakland Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule ahead of the official announcement that Jon Gruden was to be their next head coach. That ruling was met with plenty of eye-rolls, and rightfully so. There were reports that Gruden and owner Mark Davis had an..." January 23

  • Kaepernick wants in on Diddy’s effort to buy the Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "If you can’t join ’em, buy ’em. With Sean “Diddy” Combs wants to buy the Panthers. And unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick is interested in joining the effort. “I want in on the ownership group,” Kaepernick tweeted. “Let’s make it happen!” Um, it won’t be. For the same reason the NFL..." December 18

  • Eagles reportedly not interested in signing Colin Kaepernick to replace Wentz

    CBS Sports "Whenever an NFL contender has lost its quarterback to a serious injury this season -- from Ryan Tannehill to Aaron Rodgers to Deshaun Watson -- Colin Kaepernick's name has surfaced almost immediately as a possible replacement. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear Kaepernick's name come up..." December 12

  • Roger Goodell still denies Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

    Sporting News "Roger Goodell is sticking to his guns. During his Monday appearance on CNBC, the NFL commissioner further denied that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by league owners and said the controversial quarterback is welcome to discuss his issues with the NFL whenever he'd like. "We've..." December 11

  • Kaepernick case depositions likely to begin in early 2018 as discovery moves forward

    CBS Sports "As previously reported, Colin Kaepernick's legal team requested access to the emails and texts from league and team execs, coaches, owners and others as part of the discovery process for the quarterback's collusion grievance against the NFL. His lawyers submitted a list of search terms that may..." December 03

  • Colin Kaepernick Will Receive The Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

    Uproxx "Colin Kaepernick played one game of football in 2017. It came on January 1 in a 25-23 loss to the Seahawks as he completed 17-of-25 passes for 215 yards and one touchdown. Kaepernick was not signed to an NFL roster this offseason, nor in the 12 weeks of the NFL season that has seen a number of..." November 30

  • Titans' Rishard Matthews to wear Colin Kaepernick tribute cleats

    Sporting News "Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews will honor free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Sunday against the Houston Texans. Matthews will wear cleats that feature a kneeling Kaepernick. Matthews will wear the cleats during the NFL's “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign during Week..." November 29

  • Oddsmakers like Kaepernick's chances for Time Person of the Year

    247 Sports "Colin Kaepernick hasn't played a down of football this year, but his presence across the news landscape in 2017 has him among online casino Bovada's frontrunners for Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Kaepernick is currently listed as having +400 odds, which is tied for the third highest..." November 28

  • Hollywood Comes A-Callin' For Colin Kaepernick

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick has been out of a job for nearly a year, but his resume still looks appealing ... to Hollywood! A well-known casting director posted on a message board for managers and agents last week, asking for someone representing the former NFL quarterback to contact her. The casting..." November 25

  • LeBron agrees that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by NFL

    ESPN "Add LeBron James to the chorus of Colin Kaepernick supporters in the sports world who believe the former San Francisco 49ers is being blackballed by the NFL because of his role in popularizing player protests before games. "I love football but I'm not part of the NFL," James told ESPN following..." November 19

  • Kaepernick Is GQ's 2017 Citizen of the Year

    GQ "Much has changed in the four years since Colin Kaepernick was last on the cover of GQ. Back then he was a rippling superhero of a quarterback on the rise. But a simple act—kneeling during the national anthem—changed everything. It cost him his job. It also transformed Colin Kaepernick into a..." November 13

  • Kaepernick's lawyer thought it was 'no-brainer' team would sign QB after lawsuit

    Total Pro Sports "Last Tuesday, Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer boldly stated he expected a team to call and sign his client to the team with ten days, stating, “I think the NFL has to come to their senses, and realize every day that goes by just proves the collusion case even more.” Well, nine days later and..." November 12

  • NFL invited Colin Kaepernick to meet 1-on-1 with Roger Goodell

    ESPN "The NFL has invited Colin Kaepernick to attend a one-on-one meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell and is waiting on a response from the embattled quarterback, a league spokesman told ESPN's Jim Trotter. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, texted Kaepernick..." November 07

  • Texans haven’t contacted Colin Kaepernick

    Clutch Points "A few iffy reports came on Sunday, claiming that the Houston Texans were kicking the tires on bringing in quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Not only were those reports quickly refuted as an iffy PR tactic by the team, but credible reporters have since said the National Football League franchise..." November 06

  • Texans have discussed idea of signing Kaepernick

    Bleacher Report "With Deshaun Watson out for the rest of the 2017 season, the Houston Texans are weighing the prospect of signing Colin Kaepernick. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday that some inside the Texans are wondering whether Kaepernick would be a good replacement for the injured Watson. Watson..." November 05

  • Goodell to be deposed in Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, along with at least two other NFL executives, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cell phone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source tells ESPN. NFL owners that will be deposed include Dallas'..." November 05

  • Colin Kaepernick collusion case centers around ten teams

    Yardbarker "At the very least, Colin Kaepernick’s collusion suit against the NFL appears to be causing some major headaches in league offices. Yahoo! Sports’s Charles Robinson detailed Friday how the NFL has begun building a defense against the allegations, but there has been building “agitation” among the..." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • Bob McNair hasn’t signed off on a Kaepernick workout

    Pro Football Talk "With fewer and fewer experienced veteran quarterbacks available, news of the torn ACL suffered by Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson sparked immediate speculation that the team would sign Colin Kaepernick. And so, of course, the Texans promptly signed Matt McGloin. As to a report (that has since..." November 03

  • Texans Have No Plans To Work Out Colin Kaepernick

    Pro Football Rumors "Texans owner Bob McNair has not given coaches the green light to audition Colin Kaepernick, despite a report from Howard Balzer of Sports On Earth (Twitter link) indicating otherwise. Balzer now indicates that his tweet was intended to be a joke. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has confirmed that..." November 02

  • Colin Kaepernick Lawyer Mark Geragos Expects QB to Sign Contract Within 10 Days

    Bleacher Report "Mark Geragos, the attorney for Colin Kaepernick, said Tuesday he expects the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback to be signed within 10 days. During an appearance on The Adam Carolla Show, Geragos had this response when asked to give a prediction about Kaepernick's future. "I think..." November 01

  • Cop won't be punished for controversial Colin Kaepernick Halloween costume

    CBS Sports "A University of Nevada, Reno police officer will not be punished for wearing a Halloween costume mocking Colin Kaepernick, says the department's police chief. Chief Adam Garcia apologized Sunday for the "insensitive" costume worn by one of his officers, but said that officer would not face..." October 31

  • Jed York emerges as potentially key figure in Kaepernick collusion case

    Pro Football Talk "Texans owner Bob McNair has made himself the first witness to be questioned under oath in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case due to McNair’s private (or so he thought) “inmates running the prison” remark from the recent ownership meetings. Another owner who made a more public comment at those..." October 29

  • Kaepernick’s lawyer calls McNair remark a “smoking gun for collusion”

    Pro Football Talk "Friday’s developments regarding Texans owner Bob McNair will have an impact beyond Houston, apparently. In his weekly Reasonable Doubt podcast, attorney Mark Geragos characterized McNair’s comment that “[w]e can’t have the inmates running the prison” as being directly relevant to quarterback..." October 28

  • Kaepernick to join players at meeting with owners

    New York Daily News "Colin Kaepernick will attend the next meeting between NFL players and owners, according to a Yahoo Sports report. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said the former quarterback would be invited by the players, not the league, while on a conference call with national reporters on Wednesday. The next..." October 25

  • Colin Kaepernick lands million-dollar book deal

    Page Six "Colin Kaepernick has inked a book deal worth just over $1 million with Random House imprint One World, Page Six has exclusively learned. One World’s headed by book world superstar Chris Jackson, who also publishes Jay-Z and Ta-Nehisi Coates. He launched One World last year. Ex-San..." October 24

  • Colin Kaepernick is shopping a book

    Page Six "Colin Kaepernick is shopping a book, sources exclusively tell Page Six. The ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback launched the current movement of NFL players protesting during the national anthem, and he’s filed a controversial collusion grievance against league owners. A source says that..." October 23

  • Colin Kaepernick's collusion grievance against NFL moving forward

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick's collusion grievance against the NFL is already starting to move forward, sources said, with the sides beginning to exchange communications about how the initial stages of the process should unfold. During this discovery stage, with requests for evidence made, Kaepnerick's..." October 22

  • How Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Suit Could Ultimately Put an End to Donald Trump Tweeting & Talking Crazy

    Black Sports Online "Donald Trump has talked about Colin Kaepernick often and it has always been to make sure he doesn’t get a job in the NFL. Amazingly those tweets and comments could end up with Kaepernick and the President going head to head in the Supreme Court. Amy Dash explains. If Colin Kaepernick..." October 21

  • 49ers owner Jed York says league hasn't blackballed Colin Kaepernick

    ESPN "San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York has been one of the NFL's most outspoken owners when it comes to supporting the right of players to protest, as protests during the national anthem have dotted the league in the past year-plus. On the heels of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick filing a..." October 20

  • Michael Bennett: First step to resolving anthem issue is getting Kaepernick on a team

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL tries to persuade all players to choose to stand for the national anthem, one of the players on the front lines of the movement has identified one key step that needs to happen before the situation can be resolved: Colin Kaepernick needs to be on a team. “I got to talk to the players..." October 19

  • Colin Kaepernick's attorney on collusion case: I predict we will have a smoking gun

    CBS Sports "Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the 49ers in the offseason and has been a free agent ever since -- even though he said last month that he's "ready now" to play in the NFL. Depending on who you ask, Kaepernick's fate isn't about him being blackballed for kneeling during the national..." October 18

  • Report: Colin Kaepernick invited to, did not attend NFL Meeting

    247 Sports "Today's meeting between the NFL and its players would have had a very special guest - Had he shown up. According to a report by Stephanie Wash, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins stated that free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was invited to today's meeting between the NFL and..." October 17

  • Lawyer says Kaepernick wasn't invited to league anthem meeting

    SI "Contrasting Malcom Jenkins' assertion that Colin Kaepernick was invited to the NFL's quarterly meeting between owners, players and the commissioner, Kaepernick's lawyer said the former 49ers quarterback was not invited but is open to further discussion with the league. Quarterly meetings are a..." October 17

  • How much could Colin Kaepernick win in his collusion case against the NFL?

    CNN "Colin Kaepernick isn't playing this season, and that's costing him millions. Kaepernick had started the National Anthem protests that are now roiling the NFL. He hasn't been signed by a team since. In a grievance filed against the league, he alleges that NFL teams colluded not to sign him due..." October 17

  • No 'smoking gun' in Colin Kaepernick grievance, but don't assume he doesn't have one

    Sporting News "Two months ago, back when NFL teams were passing over Colin Kaepernick during the preseason instead of the regular season, winning a collusion case against the league was expected to be "an uphill battle," according to one legal expert. Now that a grievance has been filed on Kaepernick’s behalf,..." October 17

  • Colin Kaepernick Wants To Terminate CBA

    Pro Football Rumors "Although Colin Kaepernick has filed a collusion lawsuit against NFL owners, his ultimate goal may not simply be gaining entrance into the league. Instead, Kaepernick is attempting to end the current contractual bargaining agreement that exists between the NFL and the NFLPA, according to Mike..." October 17

  • To prove collusion, Colin Kaepernick better be able to provide the smoking gun

    NBC Bay Area "The only thing you need to understand about Colin Kaepernick’s action against the NFL is this. If he has paperwork proving that the owners conspired to keep him out of football, he wins. If he doesn’t, he almost certainly loses. Oh, there’s a lot of gobbled-lawyerese in any court proceeding;..." October 16

  • Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Files Grievance Against NFL Owners for Collusion

    Bleacher Report "After remaining unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick claims the league is participating in collusion. According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion under the latest..." October 15

  • NFL reporter now says he never asked Kaepernick if he'd stand for anthem

    ABC News "An NFL reporter is now taking back a statement he made live on TV this morning that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not planning to continue kneeling in protest during the national anthem if he is given a chance to play in the league again. After reporter Jason La Canfora's..." October 08

  • Colin Kaepernick tells CBS he’ll stand during national anthem if given chance to play football in NFL again

    ESPN "Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is dedicated to a return to the NFL, continuing a daily regimen that lasts several hours, according to CBS Sports. Kaepernick spoke with CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora for an off-camera interview and reportedly said he will go anywhere to work out for an..." October 08

  • Ex-Titans GM says Colin Kaepernick not worth the ‘circus’

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent even after yet another NFL team found itself in need of a veteran quarterback, and the former general manager of that team is not surprised Kaepernick never received a call. Earlier in the week, the Tennessee Titans decided to sign Brandon Weeden with..." October 06

  • Kaepernick finally says he wants to play

    Pro Football Talk "As noted last week on Football Night in America, Colin Kaepernick is working out five days per week and ready to play football. And he wants to play football. After months of silence, Kaepernick has in comments to Shaun King of the New York Daily News. King asked Kaepernick whether hew wants..." September 17

  • Tom Brady on Colin Kaepernick: 'I Hope He Gets a Shot'

    SI "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says that Colin Kaepernick is qualified for an NFL job. Brady is the latest NFL player to comment on the free-agent quarterback, who has not been signed to an active roster, despite belief that he is better than some of the quarterback who have..." September 17