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Colin Kaepernick settles collusion lawsuit with the NFL

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An attorney for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid released a joint statement with the NFL on Friday to confirm that "the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances."

The big picture: Last fall, Kaepernick filed a grievance which alleged that the NFL and its owners "colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice." The attorney, Mark Geragos, did not release the details of the settlement, which he said are confidential.