Colin Kaepernick has the NFL’s legal department in a state of angst as nearly a dozen team owners and coaches are forced to hand over phone records in regards to his collusion case.
According to Yahoo Sports, the NFL’s defense team has sent out deposition and records request for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York and Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, among others.
A source close to the league told the outlet the requests are causing “agitation” for the NFL’s attorneys at law firm Covington & Burling.
The requests were made with specific dates in mind, most relating to a team’s communication with Kaepernick’s representatives upon his entry into free agency earlier this year.
Last month, Kaepernick filed a grievance accusing team owners of colluding against him to keep him unemployed over his protest of the national anthem. Kaep took a knee before every game last season during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner to shed light on police brutality and social injustice.
As Kaep’s lawyers continue to press forward with the collusion case, the Houston Texans are rumored to be interested in signing the 29-year-old.