Roger Goodell
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is being deposed in connection with Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case. Goodell will also be asked to turn over emails and cell phone records.

Kaepernick is claiming that the NFL and its owners have banded together in order to keep him unemployed. Investigators are looking for evidence that owners, “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.” The former quarterback has not been able to find an NFL job since opting out of his contract with the 49ers last offseason.

Owners Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft, Bob McNair, Paul Allen, and Jed York are also being deposed. As well as executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent and senior vice president of player engagement Arthur McAfee. The owners that have been selected for depositions have all been selected for statements they have made in regards to either Kaepernick or national anthem protests.

Jones has stated if his players protest the anthem they would be benched, while McNair has become infamous for stating, “We can’t have the inmates run the prison.

If collusion is discovered Kaepernick’s grievance could void the entire NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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