Seven NFL Owners Will Be Deposed Over Collusion Claims From Kaepernick Lawsuit

Oct 11 2015 Arlington TX USA Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft prior to the game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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The NFL team owners have been asked to turn over their cell phone and email records as part of the investigation into the alleged collusion.

According to Bleacher Report, Adam Schefter of ESPN noted that three National Football League owners, the Dallas Cowboys' Jerry Jones, New England Patriots' Robert Kraft and Houston Texans' Bob McNair, will be asked to release cellphone records and emails in connection with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's collusion case.

The NFL's legal team has received requests for depositions and electronic information in Colin Kaepernick's collusion grievance, a league source told CBS Sports Friday. Under the league's collective bargaining agreement teams and the NFL are forbidden from coming together to deprive a player of employment.

Kaepernick, a 29-year-old free agent, worked out with the Seahawks in May.

Kaepnernick led the 49ers to a Super Bowl and looked good in 2016, during his final season with the 49ers.


49ers safety Eric Reid, left, joins then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem prior to a game last season against the Rams at Levi's Stadium.

San Jose Sharks player Joel Ward has even gone public with his debate to kneel during the anthem during preseason.

The affidavit claims Trump and Vice President Mike Pence continued to engage in "various public relations stunts created to retaliate against Mr. Kaepernick and other players that have joined in Kaepernick's peaceful protest".

A recent HBO Real Sports/Marist poll found that 51 percent of Americans oppose proposed league rules that would require players to stand during the national anthem, compared with 47 percent who supported such a rule.

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