Arbitrator sends Kaepernick's grievance against National Football League to trial

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Kaepernick collusion case against NFL cleared to go to trial Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against NFL team owners has been cleared to go to trial, after an arbitrator rejected a request by the league to dismiss the complaint. That hearing is expected to take place this year.

What this victory for Kaepernick and his lawyer, Mark Geragos, essentially means is that the arbitrator determined there's ample evidence to proceed with the case.

The NFL had requested summary judgment by Burbank, which amounted to a request for him to dismiss the case.

A similar grievance is still pending by unsigned safety Eric Reid, who played with Kaepernick in San Francisco and joined in the protests.

He would preside over the hearing that is now expected to be scheduled as the next step in the case and make a ruling afterward. The 49ers have said they would have released Kaepernick, rather than keeping him under the existing terms of his contract, if he hadn't opted out of the deal.

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that teams have made their own individual decisions about Kaepernick based on his playing ability.

Meanwhile, the league and players union still haven't resolved whether players will be punished this season if they choose to kneel or demonstrate during the national anthem.

The protests of the national anthem have raised the ire of some NFL fans and U.S. President Donald Trump, who has said they disrespect the American flag and the military.

Kaepernick and Reid have both filed collusion grievances against NFL owners and league over the fact that neither has been signed by any of the NFL's 32 teams since their protests spread around the league.

Kaepernick argues that league owners have violated the collective bargaining agreement with players by colluding to ensure he does not find a new team.

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