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Colin Kaepernick Invite Expected for Next Meeting Between NFL Players and Owners

Charlotte, NC - September 18, 2016: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field at Bank of America Stadium with his fist up in the air after their game against the Panthers.(Gerry Melendez for ESPN)
Charlotte, NC – September 18, 2016: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field at Bank of America Stadium

*Former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to get an invitation to the next meeting between NFL players and owners set for Tuesday in New York, a league spokesman said Wednesday.

According to ESPN.com, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said he expects Kaepernick will be invited, although there is no confirmation whether he would accept the invitation. The players are extending the offer, not the NFL, Lockhart said on the league’s weekly conference call.

“We look forward to him joining the conversation,” Lockhart said.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins invited Kaepernick to a special meeting between NFL owners and players Oct. 17 in New York. That meeting included 13 current or former players, plus 11 owners and representatives from the league and the NFL Players Association [NFLPA].

Kaepernick, who filed a grievance against the NFL owners on Oct. 15, alleging they colluded to keep him out of the league, did not attend that meeting. He is not working through the NFLPA, but has hired high-profile lawyer Mark Geragos to represent him.

The quarterback attracted national attention in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice. His action led to a movement that spread throughout the NFL, but has been vilified by high-profile critics, including Donald Trump.

Kaepernick has not played for an NFL team since he exercised a clause in his contract and left the 49ers in March.

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  1. NO COLIN NO FOOTBALL IS THE WAY THIS ENTIRE INCIDENT SHOULD HAVE PLAYED OUT AMONGST FOOTBALL PLAYERS!!!!!

    HE TOOK A KNEE FOR EVERYONE OF THEM. BUT I DO NOT SEE THE CHARACTER AMONGST THE PLAYERS WHO WOULD RATHER ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY THEIR LACK OF SUPPORT WITH SOME RIDICULOUS CONCERN ABOUT A CONTRACT. IF THEY ALL TOOK A KNEE THAT WOULD DEFINE THE CONTRACT AS WELL AS BLACK PLAYERS…END OF STORY

    AS LONG AS DINOSAURS THINK THEY RULE THE EARTH THEY WILL PRETEND THAT THEY DO BY KEEP THE KNEELING UNDER CONTROL. AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT, THEY KNEEL AND REALIZE NO CONSEQUENCES FOR DOING SO…SO WHY NOT DO IT IN MASS AS A SHOW OF UNITY AND THEN EXPAND ON IT AND JUST SAY “THIS IS ALL FAR TO RIDICULOUS TO HAVE ESCALATED THUS FAR…LET THE MAN PLAY OR CANCEL THE SEASON.

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