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Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and Bob McNair getting deposed in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

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Donald Trump isn’t the only high-profile figure in the United State’s dealing with highly publicized collusion allegations.

As you may have heard, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has brought a case against the NFL accusing the League’s owners of conspiring against him. This in turn has resulted in at least three NFL owners – Jerry Jones of the Cowboys, Robert Kraft of the Patriots and Bob McNair of the Texans being asked by Kaepernick’s lawyers to turn over emails and phone records in relation to the case.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter further noted on Friday that other NFL owners could also be deposed as well in addition to the aforementioned Jones, Kraft and McNair.

Although the other others who could possibly find themselves in legal deposition over the Kaepernick’s accusations, Jason La Canfora followed up Schefter’s initial report stating that sources have confirmed the Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans are among teams who will have communication records sought in the case. Furthermore according to La Canfora, “a search would be made for pertinent terms (for example: ‘Kaepernick,’ ‘workout,’ ‘Trump,’ ‘Jeff Nalley (Kaepernick’s agent)’ and all relevant strings of information would become part of the evidence in the case.”

Whether or not any kind of evidence is found within potentially turned over communications is still yet to be seen. However Kaepernick’s legal team wouldn’t need much to further argue collusion against the quarterback. Not to mention phone records, emails and text messages from NFL owners potentially being surfaced could offer the public up an array of dirty laundry from the inner workings of the League, something I’m sure the NFL wants no part of, especially during this extremely contentious time.

Meanwhile, Kaepernick has been unsigned since opting out of his contract with San Francisco back in March. The quarterback made headway in 2016 when he knelt during the National Anthem in protest of various social issues plaguing the United States.

Here’s what Kaepernick told Steve Wyche of NFL.com in August 2016:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Since then many athletes have followed suit with Kaepernick. The Anthem protest was further intensified when Donald Trump called the protestors “sons of bitches” and almost demanded that NFL owners punish players who decide not to stand for the Anthem.

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