Ostler did not have details on what the evidence was and speculated it could have been something as simple as "careless emails exchanged between team owners."

We may never know what the evidence was, but the NFL appears to have decided it was better for the entire case to go away than to risk what might have happened during a trial.

Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, and Reid, now a safety for the Carolina Panthers, had accused the NFL of colluding to keep them off teams because they kneeled during the national anthem before games to protest racial inequality and police brutality.