Former NFL linebacker Junior Galette is reportedly suing the NFL for an insane amount of money because he feels he’s being blackballed like Colin Kaepernick.
According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Galette is suing several NFL teams, the NFL, the players association, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell because he believes he has been put on a blacklist after he said he would not be playing “for no slave deals.”
Junior Galette sues NFL, NFLPA, Roger Goodell, and several teams, alleging that he was blackballed by the league. He seeks $300 million. https://t.co/dnGgOmKifT
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 24, 2022
“In a 21-page lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Galette sued the league, the NFL Players Association, Commissioner Roger Goodell, and several teams — the Seahawks, Rams, Raiders, Browns, Chiefs, Panthers, and Commanders,” Pro Football Talk said. “Galette, who spent eight years in the NFL, represents himself.”
The complaint specifically contends that Galette has been blackballed “just like Colin Kaepernick and put on the blacklist BY THE NFL OWNERS” for speaking out about alleged racial discrimination committed against him by the Commanders. Galette’ allegation of discrimination focuses on the disparity in the contract given to Trent Murphy and the deal offered to Galette in 2018. Galette alleges that, based on the offer he received, he posted on Snapchat: “I swear to god I’m not playing for no slave deals I’ll die before I play for more slave deals.”
Galette alleges that, after making his statement on social media, he was unable to land an acceptable job with another NFL. He contends, for example, that he visited with the Raiders, where coach Jon Gruden allegedly told Galette that he is “one of the best pass rushers I have ever seen but all we have or you is veteran’s minimum 660k.”
The lawsuit seeks $300 million in damages from the various defendants
.Pro Football Talk goes on to report that the NFL declined to comment would likely argue that the claims should exclusively be resolved by the available devices under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.