Report: NFL Hired Firm to Poll Americans on Colin Kaepernick Remaining Unsigned

Report: NFL Hired Firm to Poll Americans on Colin Kaepernick Remaining Unsigned

Peter Dejong/Associated Press

The NFL reportedly used a consulting firm to poll Americans’ opinions on quarterback Colin Kaepernick‘s free agency during the 2017 season.

Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported the league had a firm co-founded by then-NFL communications chief Joe Lockhart, The Glover Park Group, conduct the poll.

The survey had questions on a number of NFL-related issues alongside Kaepernick, who was the only specific player mentioned. Roger Goodell was reportedly among the NFL executives who received the answers to the poll questions.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback filed a grievance against the league in October. He argued NFL owners colluded to keep him unsigned after he protested racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling durin

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