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Kaepernick files grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding against him

• by Mark Maske

Kaepernick reportedly has retained an attorney to pursue the collusion claim, and, according to the source, it will be Kaepernick's outside legal representation and not the NFL Players Association primarily in charge of preparing and presenting his grievance.

The collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players' union prohibits teams from conspiring to make decisions about signing a player. But the CBA also says the mere fact that a player is unsigned and evidence about the player's qualifications to be on an NFL roster do not constitute proof of collusion.

For that reason, such cases are difficult to prove, according to legal experts.