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Colin Kaepernick Files Collusion Grievance

(SL) – Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the 32 owners of collusion, according to multiple reports on Sunday.

Kaepernick has remained unemployed through the first six weeks of the NFL season, even when injuries to other quarterbacks created job openings. He retained attorney Mark Geragos to represent him.

The 29-year-old quarterback said his agent reached out to all 32 teams to make sure they were aware of his interest in playing this season. He opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason.

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Kaepernick has been a controversial figure since he first sat and then knelt during the national anthem before games with the 49ers in the 2016 season. The move was the beginning of what turned into league-wide protests earlier this season after President Donald Trump made critical comments of players who don’t stand for the national anthem.

Kaepernick is claiming the owners violated terms of the collective bargaining agreement, specifically a clause that prohibits teams from acting together in regards to a player’s employments status.

“No Club, its employees or agents shall enter into any agreement, express or implied, with the NFL or any other Club, its employees or agents to restrict or limit individual Club decision-making,” the CBA states, adding that the clause applies to “whether to
negotiate or not to negotiate with any player” and “whether to offer or not to offer a Player Contract to any player.”

roger-goodell-012615-getty-ftr-usjpg_2injpggbta2k17v2aq1e6hgxqNFL commissioner Roger Goodell has stated on multiple occasions this season that Kaepernick is not being blackballed.

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Who Said The Falcons Were Soft?

(Atlanta, GA) – There’s no denying that the Atlanta Falcons are a good football team. But depending on who you ask, they might tell you that they lack mental toughness.  So many games have slipped away in the final minutes, leads blown and what usually appears to be an overall cerebral collapse.

Halfway through the season Atlanta is proving that they’ve been to the altar and had a serious come to Jesus meeting with their offense and their defense. No softies around here. Between secret weapons, depth and perseverance, Atlanta is showing sports fans that they can got toe to toe with the best of them. Take it down to the wire if you want to and see what happens.

sam_0452 Sunday’s game against the Packers highlighted plenty of strengths for Atlanta in the 33-32 win including intestinal fortitude. The Falcons and Packers seemed to go back and forth up until the 4th qtr when with just under 4 minutes left Aaron Rogers delivered his 4th TD Pass of the game and put Green Bay up by 6. But did the Falcons crumble? No! The past 2 games Atlanta crumbled but not today.

With a banged up Julio Jones and an injured Jacob Tamme, Matt Ryan needed some other folks to make their presence known and they did just that. in his 32nd career game-winning drive, Ryan connected with Mohamed Sanu in the back of the end zone. Post Game Coach Quinn talked about the game winning TD.

The Falcons will play Tampa Bay Thursday night in a game where redemption will certainly be on their minds. The Falcons are a game and a half ahead of the Buccs so they need to go hard and with a new fire lit, it shouldn’t be hard.

Lemon Pepper Surprise: GB Packers TE Jared Cook Finds Chicken Head In Buffalo Wild Wings Order

(SL) – All he wanted was some lemon pepper wings, but Green Bay Packers Tight End Jared Cook got much more than that. The football player found a cooked decapitated chicken’s head in his order.

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In a follow-up tweet Cook wrote: ‘tongue, eyes, and beak all present. With extra seasoning.’

The incident occurred at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. The restaurant responded to the stomach-churning photo: ‘Buffalo Wild Wings takes food preparation, service and quality extremely seriously and we are looking into this situation.

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‘We’ve reached out to Jared Cook and our suppliers for more information,’ they wrote in a statement.

No excuse. This is nasty and a bit creepy. I love chicken and this has completely turned me into a vegetarian.