Colin Kaepernick was spotted working out in Houston on Thursday and on Friday he met Texans owner Bob McNair face-to-face, but not for a job.
Instead, Kaepernick was reportedly present while McNair was deposed as part of the quarterback’s grievance against the NFL alleging collusion between owners to keep him out of the league.
McNair was surprised to see Kaepernick present at his deposition, which occurred at 9 a.m. Friday and lasted for about two hours, per Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.
Kaepernick filed the grievance in October after the 30-year-old quarterback remained unsigned about halfway through the season.
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He alleges the owners are colluding to keep him out of the league after he sparked a movement of athlete protests against police brutality and social injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.
McNair found himself embroiled in the middle of controversy last season when he reportedly said “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” during a meeting with owners, team executives and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the player protests.
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Nearly every Texans player kneeled during the anthem at their next game following those comments.
The Texans owner is among several owners and coaches to be deposed in Kaepernick’s case against the league.
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Goodell, his wife, Jane, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider, NFL executives Troy Vincent and Arthur McAfee, as well as former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter are all reportedly on the list of Kaepernick’s legal team to be deposed.
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