Urban Meyer's wife doesn't pity Colin Kaepernick. However, they decided to pass on him when they saw a derogatory picture his girlfriend tweeted out of Lewis with team majority owner Steve Bisciotti.
Many have claimed that the NFL owners have blackballed the former 49ers quarterback because of his social justice protest last season of kneeling during the national anthem. "It is an important moment in our game".
As NPR's Tom Goldman reported back in August, when it became clear that Kaepernick would go unsigned by any team, collusion is difficult to prove.
I don't care whether or not you agree with his stance. We went over there to check it out and we saw him spread the flag out and sit down.
Absolutely. the Constitution guarantees that. Jones stopped to listen but said nothing, and the protesters were peacefully led away. That's perfectly OK too.
The New York Times points out that the burden of proof in this case is on Kaepernick, so there's definitely an uphill climb ahead of him.
Kaepernick knew this before his protest went viral. Responding to the news, Meyer wrote in a since-deleted message, "What-ever".
The Oakland Raiders, who began the season as a fashionable Super Bowl pick, have lost four in a row and won't get a break this week.
On Monday, the Raiders signed former San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman to a one-year deal, and there's a possibility he'll play against the Chiefs. "In the best American tradition, we are coming together to find common ground and commit to the hard work required for positive change".
Any hope of getting rehired after that? No.
The ramifications would be enormous, and historical. He's currently pursuing a baseball career in the Mets' minor-league system. McCann also notes that Kaepernick stands to receive "a sizable amount of money" if he can prove collusion.
The NFLPA also released a statement on Sunday, saying it has a "duty to assist Mr. Kaepernick as we do all players and we will support him". Otherwise we are left to speculate.
"Multiple NFL head coaches and general managers stated that they wanted to sign Mr. Kaepernick, only to mysteriously go silent with no explanation and no contract offer made to Mr. Kaepernick", the complaint reads. Proving it is a matter unto itself.
"A key area is coming together and using the strength and the muscle of the players of the platform they have and the league has".