Colin Kaepernick’s pending legal battle against the NFL has the attention of many around the sports world and, on Friday, things took an interesting and potentially pivotal turn. Adam Schefter of ESPN brings word that at least three NFL owners will be deposed and pushed to turn over all kinds of records pertaining to Kaepernick’s case.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Texans owner Bob McNair, amongst others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cell phone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source confirmed. Others owners, teams and league officials also will be deposed, but those individuals have been confirmed for now.
This is not a true stunner in that Kaepernick’s legal team would certainly push for any potential leverage in order to prove collusion charges. Still, the concept of some of the most powerful and visible people in the NFL turning over all kinds of documentation is one that certainly provides a great deal of intrigue.
On one hand, Kaepernick’s bid to prove collusion in a legal sense could be an uphill battle and that has been stated on a number of occasions. On the other, direct access to the correspondence of the league’s owners would go a long way to toward shedding more light than ever before and, with every passing day of his unemployment in the league, the outside perception of Kaepernick’s case becomes all the more persuasive.
Stay tuned as further information becomes available but, in short, this could be a legitimate bombshell in the case.