Colin Kaepernick files lawsuit against NFL over ‘collusion’ not to sign him

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Colin Kaepernick files lawsuit against NFL over 'collusion' not to sign him


Kaepernick has not played in the NFL this season

Colin Kaepernick has filed a lawsuit against NFL team owners he believes are conspiring not to hire him because of his protests against racial injustice.

Kaepernick, 29, has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March.

He first protested by sitting during the national anthem in August 2016, before opting to kneel instead.

Other players followed suit, and criticism from President Donald Trump this September saw the protests spread.

In a statement released on Sunday, Kaepernick’s lawyers wrote: