NFL's waiver for Colin Kaepernick the main focus of issue over workout
Kaepernick focused on his message while NFL offers him opportunity: Jack Brewer
Former NFL player Jack Brewer discusses Colin Kaepernick’s reportedly failing to earn an NFL bid after his work out.
A waiver the NFL wanted Colin Kaepernick to sign prior to his Saturday workout was the major issue between the former quarterback’s camp and league officials.
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Kaepernick’s representatives said the NFL “demanded” as a precondition for the showcase that the quarterback signs an “unusual liability waiver.” Kaepernick also wanted his own film crew to attend and videotape the session, which the NFL rejected. As talks over the waiver broke down, Kaepernick and his team abruptly moved the workout to a high school 60 miles away from the Atlanta Falcons' training facility where the event was supposed to take place.
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The league said it sent Kaepernick’s reps “a standard liability waiver based on the waiver used by National Invitational Camp at all NFL Combines and by NFL clubs when trying out free agent players" on Wednesday, only for the quarterback's team to send "a completely rewritten and insufficient waiver” at noon Saturday.
TMZ Sports reported Monday that the NFL’s waiver to the quarterback was about 1,200 words and Kaepernick’s waiver to the league was 268 words.