According to an ESPN report, at least five owners of the NFL will be deposed in relation to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s collusion case.
Adam Schefter, who work for ESPN, reported that New England Patrots owner Robert Kraft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be subject to depositions. These NFL’s most prominent owners are also asked to turn over all emails and cellphone records related to Colin.
As per the ABC News’ report, the list of owners chosen for depositions also include the name Jed York of the San Francisco 49ers and Paul Allen of the Seattle Seahawks and these selections are done on the basis of their public statements regarding either Colin or the national anthem protest he made in the year 2015.
According to Jones, he knew about the lawsuit only through news reports and Colin’s legal team has not officially contacted him. He said, “The fact that it is the legal exercise that it is, I can’t comment and wouldn’t comment about any aspects of it. Having said that, I just have to leave it at that. You might have heard me say some things before the suit, but right now, it’s pretty much limited.”
Though five NFL teams including Green Bay, Houston, Arizona, Miami and Minnesota, have lost their first-choice quarterbacks this season, yet Colin Kaepernick remained jobless – only adding to the suspicion that he’s been blackballed for his political views.