Skip Bayless: Colin Kaepernick Filing a Grievance Against NFL is ‘A Last Desperate Act’
On Sunday, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced — through attorney Mark Geragos — that he’s filing a grievance against the NFL. Kaepernick, who remains a free agent, is alleging that teams have colluded to keep him out of the league.
Monday on Undisputed, Skip Bayless said he believes that the former San Francisco signal caller’s legal maneuver amounts to little more than a Hail Mary of sorts to try to get back in the NFL. Calling it “a last, desperate act,” Bayless thinks the grievance might dash any hope Kaepernick has of getting signed.
“Whatever bridge was left, I think you just burned it to the ground,” Bayless said.
Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe agreed.
“Not only did you burn the bridge, you destroyed the earth so no one else can build a bridge to help you back across,” Sharpe said.
Bayless has spoken out in support of Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial and social oppression, during which he knelt for the National Anthem throughout the 2016 season. And he believes that collusion between at least two teams did take place to freeze Kaepernick out of football. But he also thinks Kaepernick will have a difficult time proving his case.
To that end, Bayless criticized Kapernick for hiring Geragos — who has represented Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, and Gary Condit among others — to represent him. Bayless dismissed Geragos as a “celebrity attorney,” and said he was surprised Kapernick didn’t opt for a labor law specialist.
“It smacks of just wanting a settlement,” Bayless said.
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