NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is set to be deposed
as part of the Colin Kaepernick collusion case. In October, Kaepernick filed a grievance claiming that he “remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners following his protests during the national anthem”. Now he’s going to trial with attorney Mark Geragos representing him in the case.
Regarding Mr Geragos, a retired Los Angeles Superior Court Judge told Yahoo.com
“He’s one of the best cross-examiners. He’s a phenomenal examiner. He phrases questions in a manner that no matter which way you answer, you’re kind of screwed. In terms of my experience, with him appearing in my courtroom, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Let’s put it that way. … He’s on my top-five list of attorneys that are the go-to attorneys – in anything, criminal or civil. The civil attorneys who underestimate him and say, ‘Well, he’s a criminal lawyer’ – that’s a severe mistake.”
During the deposition, almost no topic is off-limits, so this could be a real headache for Goodell.
It’s sad, because there is no lack of demand for Kaepernick’s skill set. He’d would be a great fit on the Houston Texans
now that Deshaun Watson is out for the rest of the season. Of course, in the midst of red-state Texas, it probably seems like a losing proposition to GM Rick Smith.
According to ESPN
, several protesting players have now requested a formal mediation session with the NFL during the week of Nov. 13 to resolve the ongoing protest issues. Sessions were held previously with the NFL Players Association, but no resolution was reached. Although he is not currently playing, an invitation has reportedly been extended to Colin Kaepernick.