Former NFL pass rusher Junior Galette filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Las Vegas Raiders, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, Washington Commanders, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and NFLPA President JC Tretter.
Galette alleges he was victimized by discrimination, collusion, conspiracy, and more. The basis of Galette's suit is that he felt he was still an elite pass rusher towards the end of his career (and has the testimonials to prove it) but was only able to garner veteran's minimum contract offers because of a league conspiracy against him. Galette was accused of assaulting a woman in 2015 and arrested before all criminal charges were later dropped. He was suspended by the NFL but has denied the assault continuously and believes this incident led to his blacklisting.
Galette has been teasing snippets of his allegations via his Twitter and TikTok accounts. Galette also wrote a 2020 open letter to Goodell detailing his alleged blacklisting.
The complaint is littered with conversations with coaches, agents, and executives. Some notable exhibits are included below:
Jason Morrin is a recent graduate of Hofstra Law School. He was President of Hofstra’s Sports and Entertainment Law Society. He will be joining Zumpano, Patricios, & Popok as a law clerk, awaiting July, 2022 Bar Exam results. He can be found on Twitter @Jason_Morrin.