Colin Kaepernick‘s journey to hit the gridiron again might soon come to an end. According to TMZ, the former NFL player’s attorney, Mark Geragos, said his client’s time to step onto the gridiron is nearing, and teams like the Oakland Raiders have expressed interest.
“I would just say ‘stay tuned,’ ” Geragos said. “…that next week there may be some news.” The headline arrives weeks after Kaepernick’s collusion case against the NFL was allowed to advance to “a trial-like hearing,” The Washington Post reports.
“When you ask them…specifically why he isn’t being hired…they say because of the national anthem policy,” Geragos said during an interview with Straight Aim podcast. “The only reason — and the owners will admit that — they haven’t signed him is they’re afraid of Trump, and they’ve colluded because of Trump.”
Donald Trump has been one of Kaepernick’s opponents since the quarterback decided to take a knee during the national anthem to advocate for social and racial equality. Recently, Kaepernick signed an endorsement deal with Nike to further his message, which prompted Trump to question the brand’s decision. “I think as far as sending a message, I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent,” Trump said to The Daily Caller. “There’s no reason for it.”