Published: Wed, November 08, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Kids and Money: NFL player protests can be a teachable moment

Kids and Money: NFL player protests can be a teachable moment

Lockhart said earlier Tuesday during a conference call that the NFL would welcome Kaepernick's participation in its larger meetings involving league executives, players and owners. According to Kaepernick's lawyer, it's actually the National Football League that rejected the meeting once Kaepernick and his team requested that a mediator also be present.

NFL owners - including Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft and Bob McNair - as well as team and league officials will be deposed in relation to Colin Kaepernick's collusion case, a league source told ESPN. Specific owners, coaches and league executives were chosen based on their public statements about Kaepernick's protest, ESPN reports.

Later on Tuesday, Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, fired back, as Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson reported.

One week after the invitation was initially extended, Kaepernick has not responded. "Because of the grievance we asked that a mediator be present". There are other, invisible, shoes yet to drop, or not, and the best way to be wrong on a Colin Kaepernick story is to imagine that there is thawing in his relationship with the league that spurned him. The question of, 'Has [Colin] been invited in?', the answer is yes. "I get there may be this collusion case and maybe his advisers are saying no because the collusion case you can't go, but I'll just say they can communicate with the commissioner", Whitlock explained.

"If he wants to talk to us, he's welcome to express that to us", Lockhart said. The request was sent to Troy Vincent, the league's head of football operations who has been a point person with several individual players who have been protesting and engaging with owners.

The NFL has yet to agree to the session, but one has been requested by the players for the week of November 13, sources told ESPN.

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