Colin Kaepernick and the NFL are headed for a court battle after an arbitrator denied the league’s request to throw out the quarterback’s collusion lawsuit.  His lawyer Mark Geragos took to Twitter and tweeted out a picture of the ruling.

The ruling is a huge blow for the NFL.  They would much rather not have this play out in court.  Kaepernick is attempting to prove that NFL owners worked together to keep him off a team.


Kaepernick contends the owners violated their collective bargaining agreement with players by conspiring to keep him off of teams.

The case hinges on whether owners worked together rather than decided individually to not sign Kaepernick.

A similar grievance is still pending by unsigned safety Eric Reid, who played with Kaepernick in San Francisco and joined in the protests.

Kaepernick’s side must have enough evidence to make a case.  You know what that means, where there’s smoke there’s fire.