Serena: Athletes should be completely grateful for Kaepernick and Reid

Serena: Athletes should be completely grateful for Kaepernick and Reid

As NPR's Tom Goldman reported previous year, Kaepernick - who led the 49ers to two NFC championship games and a Super Bowl - should have been a hot prospect as a free agent, bolstering the perception for some that he was being snubbed.

Kaepernick's lawyer Mark Geragos tweeted a picture of Thursday's ruling.

Burbank made his decision after conducting a recent hearing.

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Former San Francisco 49ers players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid made an appearance during the blockbuster match and received a standing ovation on Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY on Friday. The Broncos, though, then gave Brock Osweiler a second chance, after he spurned them for Houston two years ago, only to return after being cut by Cleveland last season. The 49ers have said they would have released Kaepernick, rather than keeping him under the existing terms of his contract, if he hadn't opted out of the deal.

"He'd have so much to prove", she said.

With the case going to trial, owners, coaches and other team personnel will likely be called to testify during the season.

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He initiated the "take a knee" anthem protests in 2016 that swept the National Football League, and have provoked fierce debate in the United States, including criticism from President Donald Trump. The league put a modified anthem policy ratified by the owners in May on hold as part of an agreement struck with the union in July.

Meanwhile, the league and players union still haven't resolved whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the national anthem. That has drawn criticism from President Trump and from police.

He accused the National Football League of "collusive conduct".

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Under the CBA, Burbank is empowered to award Kaepernick compensatory damages, based on the economic harm suffered by Kaepernick, and additional damages that would be a multiple of the compensatory damages if he finds that the league and teams improperly colluded to keep Kaepernick from being signed.

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