Arbitrator sends Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL to trial

An arbitrator has sent Colin Kaepernick’s grievance with the NFL to trial.

Stephen B. Burbank’s ruling in the former NFL quarterback’s claim against the league means there was enough evidence of collusion to keep the case going.

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

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The NFL had been seeking to throw out Kaepernick’s claims that team owners had conspired to keep him out of the league over his protests of social injustice during the national anthem.

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

Kaepernick, who began kneeling in protest during the national anthem two seasons ago, opted for free agency in 2017 and hasn’t played in the NFL since.