Did Kaepernick sell out? NFL paid less than $10 million for Kap to drop lawsuit
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been in the news recently. A report originally covered by NBCSportsbayarea.com broke over the last few days stating that Kaepernick's settlement deal with the NFL was far less lucrative than what was first estimated. With the settlements first expected to fall between the range of $40-$50 million, many were surprised to hear that the actual settlement was closer to a figure hovering around $10 million. The agreement between Kaepernick and the NFL was supposed to be confidential information, only known by those who signed a non-disclosure agreement. This report has shed more light on the subject, creating an interesting dialogue on the matter.
This news has led to the question, did Kaepernick sell out? What was once a movement to bring attention to injustice has now been halted. Originally, Kaepernick was suing the NFL upon the premise that he was being “blackballed” by the league and team owners. By accepting the settlement payment, Kaepernick agreed to resolve their grievances with the league. Therefore, he can no longer prove that he was colluded against by the league.This has given many people the impression that Kaepernick took a paycheck instead of fighting for his cause.
Kaepernick has been out of league since 2016, and will likely never be offered an NFL job after his settlement. There have been rumors out of the newly formed AAF that numerous teams have considered adding Kaepernick to the team. Stay tuned to sportsblender.net to keep up with the latest in this story, and many other