What LeBron James and social media got wrong about the Jerry Jones photo
Jones was in attendance in 1950s Arkansas when Black students were attempting to integrate North Little Rock High School where Jones attended. It's been speculated that James wants Irving as a teammate again in Los Angeles, so it was obvious to ask. There’s nothing wrong with give-and-take, nothing wrong with the watchdog being watched and held accountable in the same ways powerful figures are. In that photo, if one chooses to focus there, Jones only had but so much power — power in whiteness, strength in numbers. Perhaps James will have read the story by the time he takes the microphone again, or at least has some CliffsNotes.wftv.com
LeBron James and others' focus on 1957 Jerry Jones photo obscures the point; it's about what Cowboys owner has done since
Go back to your own school'," Richard Lindsey, one of the Black students, has recounted of that day. The Black students, with minimal help from school officials, did not integrate North Little Rock that day. Jerry Jones is, today, arguably the most influential person in one of the most influential corporate entities in this country. If he really was, as he asserts, a curious kid, wouldn't he as an adult express shame that he was there, knowing the white students and white adults were not there to welcome integration, but to fight it? What I do know is that in decades of owning the Dallas Cowboys, Jones has never had a Black head coach.wftv.com
Jerry Jones responds to LeBron James' call-out of old desegregation photo
FRISCO, Texas — LeBron James questioned this week why he wasn't asked about a 65-year-old photo of Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones. At 14 years old, Jones attended a 1957 desegregation demonstration at his high school in Arkansas. Jones, in response on Friday, praised James at length. The team owner once offered the NBA start a contract to play tight end for Dallas. His accomplishments, how he's utilized his sport and how he’s utilized his platform.wftv.com
LeBron James called out reporters for not asking him about a 1957 photo showing Jerry Jones in a crowd preventing integration of his high school
Jerry Jones can be seen in 1957 photo in a crowd that was blocking Black students from entering the building at a newly integrated Arkansas high school.news.yahoo.com
LeBron James wants to know why media hasn't asked him about 1957 Jerry Jones photo
LeBron James questions why the media asked him about Kyrie Irving sharing a movie controversy but didn't ask his thoughts on the Jerry Jones 1957 photo blocking school integration. H/T @SpectrumSN pic.twitter.com/jdKhXl6PBg — Clarence Hill Jr (@clarencehilljr) December 1, 2022"I was wondering why I haven't gotten a question from you guys about the Jerry Jones photo. But when the Kyrie [Irving] thing was going on, you guys were quick to ask us questions about that." Irving and James played together for six seasons (2011-2017) on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and James was asked questions about his former teammate when the incident first happened. I had to sit out on the Cowboys, man," James said on Instagram Live when he was asked if he was still a Cowboys fan.wftv.com
LeBron: Media disparity between Jones photo, Irving comments
LOS ANGELES — (AP) — LeBron James has questions about the disparity of media scrutiny he believes is being applied to a 1957 photo of Jerry Jones and the recent controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving. The group was blocking six Black students who were attempting to desegregate the school and news reports said that moments after the image was taken, the students were shoved down a flight of stairs. “But it seems like to me that the whole Jerry Jones situation, the photo, and I know it was years and years ago, and we all make mistakes, I get it. James was asked by reporters about that last month, and he made clear that he thought Irving made a significant mistake. “Nobody can benefit from that and I believe what Kyrie did caused some harm to a lot of people.wftv.com
Jerry Jones says Odell Beckham Jr.'s flight removal will not impact Cowboys' interest: 'We think he'd fit in really good with us'
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys continue to monitor Odell Beckham Jr. Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the incident “did not” change the Cowboys’ interest in Beckham. All of this unfolded amid the Cowboys’ boisterous courting of Beckham, Jones even saying he connected with Beckham the day of his team’s Thanksgiving game vs. the Giants. The Cowboys are scheduled to host Beckham for a visit on Monday, Jones confirmed, with possible dialogue earlier. Jones said he wouldn’t worry about Beckham visiting the Giants or any other franchises before the Cowboys.wftv.com
'I'm genuine': Cowboys' Jerry Jones discusses attending 1950s desegregation demonstration, his perspective on NFL race relations
It included two major, and related, points of emphasis about race relations in America, the NFL and Jones’ personal and professional life. The archival photo of Jones was taken on Sept. 9, 1957, the day six Black students were to attend classes at his North Little Rock High School. This was five days after the famous “Little Rock Nine” episode, for which President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent federal troops to safely transport nine Black students into Arkansas’ Little Rock Central High. There, on Sept. 9, North Little Rock students sought to block Black students’ entry. “My goal when I get up in the morning is to make it work,” Jones said.wftv.com
CeeDee Lamb's disappointment turns to joy, whack-a-mole celebration for Cowboys tight ends
Disappointment for CeeDee Lamb turned to joy for Cowboys tight ends during Thursday's Thanksgiving win against the New York Giants. Peyton Hendershot made up for it on the next play while adding a new twist to a Cowboys Thanksgiving tradition. On second-and-goal at the 2-yard line, Dallas sent out four tight ends for the goal-line play. He was joined by fellow Cowboys tight ends Dalton Schultz, Sean McKeon and Jake Ferguson, who all hopped in the kettle. Here's guessing he's got his tight ends covered in case the NFL frowns on Thursday's celebration.wftv.com
Odell Beckham Bowl? Cowboys, Giants may be playing for more than a win on Thanksgiving
Might we suggest: The Odell Beckham Jr. Bowl? Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones to @1053thefan: “If you can improve this team within reason right now, you should do it. But Vegas also far favors the Cowboys’ Super Bowl chances over the Giants due to game trends and health. Until then, Jerry Jones plans to continue reminding Beckham and fans across the country that this Cowboys team has the talent and depth to contend for a Super Bowl. “The main thing everybody would agree with is, if you can improve this team right now and it’s within reason, then you should do it.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Week 11: Wide Receiver rankings
Jerry Jones says Sunday's game was the best he's seen CeeDee Lamb play as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. His statement certainly translates in fantasy football terms since Lamb's 11 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers generated 32.5 half-PPR points — the biggest fantasy performance of his young career, and one that made him one of our top performers of Week 10. The 11 catches and 150 yards also don't just mark season highs — they are career-best totals for Lamb, who recorded his first game with double-digit receptions. Week 11, at least on paper, seems to offer a great opportunity for Lamb to build on his career game. Here's the wide receiver position — check out where Lamb and the rest of the WRs landed in our analysts' rankings for Week 11:powered by FantasyProsECR ™ -wftv.com
Odell Beckham Jr. to Cowboys? Jerry Jones isn't subtle on interest
For those keeping track at home, Jerry Jones didn’t say “if.” He said “when.”The Dallas Cowboys team owner isn’t shying away from the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes. "I know that the Cowboys star on that helmet, when he puts it on, could look pretty good." The Cowboys’ public interest has crescendoed slowly, Jones saying as recently as October 23 that “you can get in a little water” discussing Beckham interest. An effective running game has driven much of that, as the Cowboys passing attack just 25th-best at 190.6 yards per game. “We may or may not get something done as far as an additive, adding something to the receiving core,” Jones said.wftv.com
Cowboys' Jerry Jones responds to Dan Snyder's potential sale of Commanders: 'Testing the waters'
Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones isn’t “necessarily surprised,” he said, that Dan and Tanya Snyder are enlisting financial guidance regarding team ownership options for the Washington Commanders. The Snyders hired Bank of America's BofA Securities to "consider potential transactions," they said Wednesday in a team statement. “These are times you sit down and start your noodling, so to speak, or try to figure out how you’re going to get there. Jones was subsequently asked: Was he saying Snyder is more likely to sell a minority stake in the team than divest entirely? It’s one thing to sit there at your table and draw up all your plans and figure out how you’re going to get it done financially, you and the mirror.wftv.com
NFL injury tracker Week 8: Ezekiel Elliott 'doubtful' vs. Bears with knee injury
Zeke likely out for Cowboys vs. BearsThe Dallas Cowboys almost certainly won’t be playing Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday. Terrell hasn’t practiced all week since he injured his hamstring early in their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Davis injured his knee in last weeks’ game against the Denver Broncos, and hasn’t practiced all week. Cardinals’ James Conner out vs. VikingsThe Arizona Cardinals ruled out running back James Conner this week for their matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Landry hasn’t practiced much at all since his last game in Week 4 due to a lingering ankle injury.wftv.com
Why Jerry Jones described Cowboys sitting Ezekiel Elliott Sunday as 'too good an opportunity' to pass up
But barring a miraculous recovery, don’t expect running back Ezekiel Elliott to play Sunday vs. the Chicago Bears. After Elliott sprained his right knee last week in a 24-6 win over the Detroit Lions, the seventh-year pro has not practiced this week. “It had everything to do with how we’re doing this weekend with this bye coming up,” Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones said Friday morning on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. Elliott has rushed 109 times for 443 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 4.1 yards a carry. But the Cowboys also believed Pollard’s success through seven games this season was strongly connected to Elliott’s impact on defenses.wftv.com
Cowboys' Jerry Jones all but confirms he told Patriots' Robert Kraft 'don't f*** with me'
FRISCO, Texas — Jerry Jones didn't repeat his colorful words for confirmation. The Dallas Cowboys team owner also didn’t dispute the leaked report of his word choice during the NFL’s owners-only session Tuesday evening in New York City. ESPN's Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta had reported that Jones told Patriots team owner Robert Kraft "don't f*** with me" during a conversation about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's contract and compensation. "You express yourself with people you know and people you're around a lot … in different ways," Jones said on Dallas radio station 105.3 The Fan. He said he was not opposed to an extension for Goodell, whose current five-year contract is worth roughly $200 million and runs through 2024, per The New York Times.wftv.com
Jim Irsay, Dan Snyder, Jerry Jones & Robert Kraft's war of words, Brady skips town, Rodgers wants simplification & CMC's trade value
Such was the case on Tuesday as multiple NFL owner feuds spilled out and generated some spicy headlines. First, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay spoke out against Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, insisting that, "there [is] merit to removing [Snyder]." Next, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly lashed out at New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, insisting, "don't f**k with me," over a potential extension for commissioner Roger Goodell. All profits directly fund the Terez A. Paylor scholarship at Howard University. Under "Designation," click on "Other" and write in "Terez A. Paylor Scholarship."wftv.com
Jerry Jones tells Robert Kraft 'don't f*** with me' in tense NFL owners meeting, per report
There is never a dull moment when you assemble the NFL's 32 owners In the same room, especially when one of those billionaires is Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. The owners had been preparing to vote over whether to permit their compensation committee to open negotiations on a new contract for Goodell. Jones was reportedly alone in opposing the measure, leading him to curse out Kraft:The sources said Kraft joined the overwhelming majority in strong support for the measure, with Jones the lone dissenter in the owners-only session, eventually telling Kraft, "Don't f— with me." The source added that, in the past, Jones has thought Goodell's financial targets were too "vague." The Cowboys and Commanders might be rivals, but their owners certainly seem to agree on the message of "don't f*** with me."wftv.com
Dan Snyder, Jerry Jones have 'long relationship' as allies
Snyder was front and center on the star at the 50-yard line meeting and talking with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Amid ongoing investigations by Congress and the NFL, Snyder looked most comfortable surrounded by Jones, Tanya and Commanders president Jason Wright. On his weekly Dallas radio appearance Friday, Jones said he has not heard of NFL owners wanting to oust Snyder. While pointing out “owners are not natural allies,” Jones made it clear he and Snyder are the exception to the rule. Familiar with the inner workings of the league, Jones took Snyder under his wing over the first few seasons.wftv.com
Commanders Owner claims to have 'dirt' that could 'blow up' the NFL, still might not protect him
Secrets and tensions across league owners could potentially keep Synder at large, or at least allow him to bring the house down with him. According to the report, a Commanders spokesperson and outside lawyers denied that Snyder has hired or authorized private investigators to track anyone. Losing alliesAccording to the report, Snyder has visited owners across the league to shore up support. It doesn’t help that Snyder has reportedly also "badmouthed" Jones, telling an owner recently, "he's only out to get in your pocket. Now the relationship has reportedly soured, and Snyder seems to be using his aforementioned “dirt” to bring Jones down as well.wftv.com
Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott can't yet grip well enough to play
Forget the Dallas Cowboys' win streak, forget Cooper Rush's 4-0 career record as a starter, forget the Cowboys team owner's self-created controversy over who might quarterback his team later in 2022. Can Prescott grip a football? In three starts, Rush has completed 61.8% of passes for 673 yards, four touchdowns, no turnovers and a 100.1 rating. Jones declined to rule out Prescott for this week’s competition against the Rams though expectation is that the $40 million quarterback will not yet return. “I know that he’s going to go out there every day and make progress toward being able to grip the ball,” Jones said of Prescott.wftv.com
Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is the richest owner in sports for 8th straight year
Once again, Steve Ballmer is the richest owner in all of professional sports. The former Microsoft CEO, who purchased the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014, was named the richest owner in sports for the eighth straight year on Wednesday by Forbes. New Denver Broncos owner and Walmart heir Rob Walton is second on the list, though he's significantly behind Ballmer. Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera and New York Mets owner Steve Cohen round out the top five. The world's richest man has an estimated net worth of $251 billion, $100 billion more than second-place Jeff Bezoz and about $168 billion more than Ballmer.wftv.com
Dallas Cowboys fan rides horse into Walmart after team’s win
It’s nothing to run to the store on the way home after a game, but one Dallas Cowboys fan didn’t bother parking his ride outside; instead he trotted down the aisles of Walmart on horseback. >> Read more trending newsThe fan, who was not identified, was seen high in the saddle during a Walmart run in Arlington, Texas, NBC Sports reported. The man was sporting a Dak Prescott jersey and, of course, a cowboy hat. The horse had a unicorn horn and blue-colored tail and mane. Everything's bigger in Texas 🤠🐴A Cowboys fan rode his horse into Walmart after yesterday's win 💀(via @K104FM, kelvin_amaya716/IG) pic.twitter.com/80ED2C104h — Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) September 19, 2022Cowboys owner Jerry Jones commented on the sight during his appearance on 105.3 The Fan saying, he’s ridden his horse inside too, Fox News reported.wftv.com
Cowboys QB controversy? Jerry Jones raises notion to media — not the other way around
The Dallas Cowboys team owner and general manager wasn't initially asked about a potential quarterback controversy should Cooper Rush keep winning like he did Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. He also hadn't yet been asked about franchise quarterback Dak Prescott's return from a thumb fracture in his throwing hand. The Cowboys declined to place him on injured reserve, indicating a desire that he practice, if not also play, sooner than four weeks. “I don’t want to go that much in the weeds with that,” Jones said, finally tapping the breaks a little. Jones acknowledged that Prescott’s recovery timeline is shorter than Romo’s was, and Rush is unlikely to play 10 games before Prescott is available.wftv.com
Prescott, Cowboys beat Eagles in 1st home game since injury
Dak Prescott threw for three touchdowns in his first home game since he suffered an ankle injury on the same field almost a year ago, Trevon Diggs returned an interception 59 yards for a score and the Dallas Cowboys dominated the Philadelphia Eagles 41-21.
'Healthy' Prescott signs richest contract in Cowboys history
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football practice facility in Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. The Cowboys and Prescott have finally agreed on the richest contract in club history, two years after negotiations began with the star quarterback. (AP Photo/LM Otero)Dak Prescott walked briskly and bounced up the couple of steps onto the stage for the announcement of the richest contract in the storied history of the Dallas Cowboys for their latest star quarterback. This agreement came a day before a deadline for the Cowboys to place the tag on Prescott for a second consecutive season. Prescott was the 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year while leading the Cowboys to the No.
Cowboys, QB Prescott finally agree on $160 million contract
The Cowboys and Prescott have finally agreed on a contract two years after negotiations began with the star quarterback. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have finally agreed on the richest contract in club history, two years after negotiations first started with the star quarterback. At $40 million per season, Prescott is second in the NFL in annual salary to Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes, who is at $45 million annually in a $450 million, 10-year deal that could eventually exceed $500 million in value. With a new contract, the Cowboys will get salary cap relief they're expected to need with the cap falling from $198 million to possibly as low as $180 million. Even before Prescott’s injury, the Cowboys started slowly in coach Mike McCarthy’s first season last year.
Cowboys' Andy Dalton placed on reserve COVID-19 list
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passing the ball against Washington Football Team in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Dallas Cowboys have placed quarterback Andy Dalton on the reserve COVID-19 list on Tuesday, keeping him out a second straight game after he was sidelined by a concussion. Dalton will be the first Dallas player to go on the COVID-19 list since before the season. Dalton signed a one-year contract to be Prescott’s backup. He was Prescott’s backup for three seasons before the Cowboys signed Dalton and released him.
Social media reaction swift after Prescott's gruesome injury
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is tackled by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan, rear, in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Prescott suffered a lower right leg injury on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott's brother wasted little time trying to show the upbeat side of the Dallas quarterback in a hospital bed after a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season Sunday. The rush of well wishes on social media was even faster during what ended up being a 37-34 victory for the Cowboys over the winless New York Giants. Former Dallas quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City were among them.
Cowboys' rally stuns Falcons 40-39 in McCarthy's home debut
Dallas Cowboys' Chris Jones (6) and others celebrate with kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) after Zuerlein kicked a field goal to help the Cowboys to a 40-39 win against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
Cowboys' rally stuns Falcons 40-39 in McCarthy's home debut
Dallas Cowboys' Chris Jones (6) and others celebrate with kicker Greg Zuerlein (2) after Zuerlein kicked a field goal to help the Cowboys to a 40-39 win against the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – One gamble after another failed for coach Mike McCarthy in his home debut with the Dallas Cowboys. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Atlanta Falcons 40-39 on Sunday. The Falcons pushed the lead to 39-24 on Younghoe Koo's fourth field goal with just under eight minutes left. Calvin Ridley was the leader for the Falcons this week with 109 yards and two touchdowns.
The Latest: Seahawks' Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit
(AP Photo/John Froschauer)The Latest on Week 2 in the NFL (all times EDT):___8:55 p.m.Seattle safety Quandre Diggs was ejected late in the first quarter Sunday night for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New England’s N’Keal Harry. Multiple flags were thrown and after a few minutes of deliberation, referee Craig Wrolstad announced Diggs had been ejected. Watkins made an 11-yard catch to convert a third down when Desmond King started to bring him down and Denzel Perryman landed a helmet-to-helmet hit. San Francisco lost both defensive end Nick Bosa and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas to left knee injuries earlier in the game. Brady struggled in an 11-point loss to New Orleans in his first NFL game not in a New England Patriots uniform.
Forbes: Cowboys most valuable NFL team at $5.7 billion
(AP Photo/LM Otero)Forbes estimates the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $5.7 billion, the 14th consecutive year they've held that distinction. According to the magazine, Jerry Jones' team is also the most valuable franchise in the world. Rounding out the top 10 are the New York Jets ($3.55 billion), Chicago Bears ($3.52 billion), Washington ($3.5 billion), Philadelphia Eagles ($3.4 billion) and Houston Texans ($3.3 billion). On average, each team in the NFL is worth $3.05 billion, an increase of 7% from last year. And four teams (Cowboys, Giants, Patriots and Rams) are worth at least $4 billion.
Jerry Jones suggests wiggle room over Cowboys' anthem policy
Jerry Jones sidestepped the question of whether he would change his policy requiring Dallas Cowboys players to stand during the national anthem. Two years ago, Jones wouldn't even support players staying in the locker room during the national anthem, declaring the club's policy was for players to be on the sideline, toe on the line." I have nothing to prove as far as where Im standing with the flag and where the Cowboys stand. We have many on that team that were thinking about one way and many, many others that were thinking about another way, Jones said. Im going to show grace, Jones said.
Cowboys' Prescott has eye on present without long-term deal
Dak Prescott stuck with his virtual hiatus trying to get a long-term contract that never came during the offseason. Im not a guy that looks at my future to be honest, Prescott said Wednesday, two days before the first practice of training camp for the Cowboys. He was an almost instant star with the Cowboys, winning 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year as a fourth-round pick who replaced injured 10-year starter Tony Romo during his first preseason. The Cowboys made the hotel available to their players, and Prescott estimated 90% of them had essentially agreed to create their own bubble. The Cowboys cleared their COVID-19 reserve list early this week by activating WR Jon'Vea Johnson and CB Saivion Smith.
Prescott set for franchise tag without long-term Dallas deal
Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract. Clubs had until Wednesday afternoon to reach multiyear deals with players given the franchise tag. Green and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue of Jacksonville haven't signed the one-year contract that goes with the tag. If so, his fate will be different than the other two QBs who have played under the franchise tag. Anthony Harris of Minnesota and Denver's Justin Simmons are set to play under the $11.4 million tag for a safety.
Cowboys' Prescott signs $31M tag, still time for longer deal
Dak Prescott plans to be at training camp with the Dallas Cowboys, if and when it starts, on the richest one-year contract in franchise history. Prescott signed his $31.4 million tender under the franchise tag Monday. By signing the offer under the franchise tag, Prescott is obligated to report for all team activities or risk being fined. The two-time Pro Bowler started his rookie season third on the depth chart after getting drafted in the fourth round out of Mississippi State. Despite missing the playoffs again last season, Prescott had career bests with 4,902 yards passing and 30 touchdowns.
Despite far more support, kneeling might not be widespread
(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did four years ago. Lastly, some owners might still have an issue with it despite the leagues support of the players. Whatever our team ends up doing, were gonna support. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones strongly opposed kneeling when Kaepernick began the movement and he hasnt spoken on the issue. ... theyve all dealt with something at some point, whether its with the police or another interaction of just blatant racism, said Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Colin Kaepernick: Timeline of a gesture and its echoes
Sept. 1, 2016 Kaepernick kneels before a road game against the Chargers and says he will donate $1 million to organizations supporting his aims. Sept. 12, 2016: Kaepernick and safety Eric Reid kneel before the 49ers home game against the Rams. Oct. 15, 2017 Kaepernick files a grievance against NFL team owners, citing collusion to keep him out of the league. Sept. 8, 2019: The third consecutive full opening day of an NFL season without Kaepernick. Feb. 13, 2020: Kaepernick announces he will write a memoir, though he still wants to play football.