NFL Paid Less Than $10 Million to Settle Colin Kaepernick Grievance

March 22, 2019

The Wall Street Journal has learned that the NFL paid less than $10 million to settle the collusion grievances filed against it by players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid. According to people briefed on the deal, the agreement was celebrated as a victory for the players, but is far less than the tens of millions of dollars the athletes would have been owed if the grievance had prevailed. In their initial filing, Kaepernick and Reid claimed that league-wide collusion kept them out of the NFL. The two sides reached an undisclosed settlement in February, after more than a year in court. As Bleacher Report notes, the reported figure of less than $10 million won’t cover Kaepernick's losses from not being under NFL contracts for the past two years.