Bob McNair, other NFL owners asked to turn over phone, email records

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Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair as well as some other owners have gotten caught up in the Colin Kaepernick collusion case.

Free agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick recently filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL, given the fact that while numerous other free agent quarterbacks have been signed by teams from around the league, he’s still a free agent.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Friday that Houston Texans’ owner Bob McNair as well as other NFL owners have been ordered to turn over their phone and email records.

"Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Texans owner Bob McNair, amongst others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cell phone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source confirmed. Others owners, teams and league officials also will be deposed, but those individuals have been confirmed for now."

Kaepernick’s lawyers are clearly hoping to gather evidence in support of his collusion case by coming across an email or phone where McNair or any other owner may have advised one another not to sign Kaepernick. Of course this won’t be easy to prove.

Kaepnernick led the 49ers to a Super Bowl and looked good in 2016, during his final season with the 49ers.

Many Houston sports reporters said during the offseason that the Texans would never sign Kaepernick because of how patriotic McNair is. And of course due to his patriotism, he likely doesn’t like Kaepernick for being the first player to protest during the National Anthem last season.

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There’s nothing wrong with McNair or any other owner not agreeing with players protesting, but it’s dumb to not give a player a job because of his opinions and the fact that he’s using his right to protest.

With quarterback Deshaun Watson out for the season, the Texans could get to the playoffs with a player like Kaepernick, but with Tom Savage, that’s not happening.

There has to be some collusion involved. You can’t tell me that both T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin are better quarterbacks than Kaepernick.