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Roger Goodell: Kaepernick Legal Team to Depose Commissioner

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a press conference on Oct. 8, 2014, in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 13 April 2018 05:06 PM

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will face Colin Kaepernick’s legal team this month in a deposition related to the former NFL quarterback’s collusion grievance against the league, according to reports. 

Kaepernick’s lawyers have already deposed staff from the Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, and Miami Dolphins, teams that considered Kaepernick but declined to sign him last year after he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and became a free agent.

The former player claims members of the league colluded to deny him a position on any team after he kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial inequalities and injustice during the 2016 season.

Kapernick's legal team also has deposed Troy Vincent, the league’s executive vice president of football operations, and Arthur McAee, the NFL senior vice president of player engagement.

Kaepernick himself was deposed by the NFL’s lawyers on Tuesday as the collusion case moves forward. He is the only witness deposed by the NFL so far in the case.

Yahoo speculated that the NFL would question Kaepernick’s expectations and motivations during his time with the 49ers and his free agency afterward, his questionable behaviors while a player such as making derogatory remarks about police and wearing socks that showed pigs in police hats, and whether he has any proof that NFL teams or executives acted against him or tried to keep him out of the NFL. 

The case is expected to drag into 2019 with a long list of those still waiting to be deposed.

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