The question of, 'Has [Colin] been invited in?', the answer is yes.
"We responded immediately that Colin would be happy to attend", Geragos told ABC News.
The day showed just how fraught the two sides' ongoing dealings are against a backdrop of Kaepernick's labor grievance, accusing NFL owners of collusion, and players' social-issue concerns and the league's response to them.
As a coalition of players hopes to meet with the league and selected owners in an effort to solve the anthem controversy once and for all, the NFL has declined to conduct the meeting with the involvement of a mediator. A mediator would ensure that the discussions were productive and confidential and not used as a public relations stunt or prop by the league. Sports on Tuesday. "This isn't part of any grievance process".
At the end of the text message, Vincent extended the invitation for Kaepernick to meet with Goodell, according to Lockhart, who said the league has not heard back from the former San Francisco 49ers star. "This is part of the overall discussion we've been having on some of these social issues".
Kaepernick has not been with an National Football League team since severing his contract with the 49ers in March.
Members of Kaepernick's camp told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday that he's still open to meeting with Goodell privately.
Kaepernick alleges that the NFL has colluded against him in preventing him from signing with any of the league's teams. The 30-year-old quarterback won't discuss his pending litigation against the league in private with Goodell, Geragos said. But any request for a mediator would shut down the plan.
As the story was reported yesterday, league spokesman Joe Lockhart had confirmed the offer but insisted that Kaepernick had not gotten back to them as to whether or not he would accept the offer.
"Colin Kaepernick's a good football player, hasn't played football in a while", O'Brien said on Monday. When the McGloin experiment failed as miserably as everyone anticipated, the Texans finally made a decision to look for a QB that might be able to play a style more similar to what they had in Watson by signing none other than...