Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers reportedly had evidence that would have been ’embarrassing’ for the NFL

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Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid settled their collusion case against the NFL before it went to trial.
The settlements included confidentiality agreements for all sides.
It is unclear why the sides chose to settle, but two reports say the lawyers for Kaepernick and Reid had “embarrassing” evidence against the NFL that likely would have come out during the trial.

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled their collusion case against the NFL.

Read more: Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid reach settlement with NFL in collusion case

One of the biggest questions now is: Why did both sides decide to settle?

There was no announcement about settlement details. A joint statement released by the NFL on Friday said that all sides signed confidentiality agreements and that “there will be no further comment by any party.”

For Kaepernick, the settlement gives the appearance of a win as the NFL seemingly was unwilling to take their chances in a court case. It was also likely a huge payday as early speculation from NFL teams is that the league will pay Kaepernick $60-80 million.

Read more: NFL officials are reportedly speculating Colin Kaepernick will be paid as much as $80 million in collusion-case settlement

It is less clear why the NFL was willing to settle the case.

Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle suggested that the NFL may have been concerned about “very embarrassing” evidence that had been discovered by the other side.

“Early on in the lawsuit, I was hearing from sources that if the case ever went to trial, there were pieces of evidence that would be ‘very embarrassing’ to the league,” Ostler wrote.

This was backed up by NFL insider, Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.

“I had also heard [about the evidence] (pre-settlement),” Freeman wrote. “The Kaepernick side had obtained massively embarrassing information to the …read more

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Victims of the Aurora, Illinois mass shooting included a 21-year-old intern who was at his first day of work

Aurora Illinois shooting

At least five people are dead after a gunman opened fire at a local manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, February 15.
A 21-year-old Human Resources intern, as well as a father of young children, are among the victims.
Here’s everything we know so far about those who died.

A gunman killed at least five people at a local manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois on Friday, February 15.

The victims include a 21-year-old intern who was attending his first day on the job, according to a family-friend who posted the news on Facebook, as well as a father of young children, according to a local news outlet. Five police officers and multiple civilians were also injured in the shooting.

Police have identified the shooter as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old former employee of the Henry Pratt Company. Martin was killed during the incident.

Martin was fired during a meeting shortly after he reported to work on Friday, as stated by local officials during a press conference on Saturday. He first opened fire in the room where the meeting was taking place, and then continued shooting downstairs in the main area of the facility, according to local officials.

Here’s everything we know so far about those who died.

Trevor Wehner, 21

On Saturday, February 16, Wehner was confirmed dead by a family-friend on Facebook.

According to the Facebook post, Wehner was attending his first day as a Human Resources intern at the Henry Pratt Company when the shooting took place. He was described by the friend as “a big brother to many.”

Wehner was a student of Northern Illinois University, as stated during a press conference held in Aurora on Saturday.

Read more: 5 civilians killed, 5 police officers injured, suspected gunman dead after mass shooting …read more

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A self-made millionaire who retired at 30 says budgeting is like dieting, and there’s a reason neither feels effective

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Budgets are one of the main reasons some people have difficulty managing their money, because they reinforce a scarcity mindset, according to self-made millionaire Grant Sabatier.
He likens budgets to dieting — the more guilt you feel, the less you stick with it because it becomes a point of anxiety and stress.
Controlling your biggest expenses — transportation, housing, and food — is a better strategy because it will increase your savings rate, he said.

Self-made millionaire Grant Sabatier reached early retirement at 30 by defying a piece of conventional financial wisdom: He doesn’t budget.

Not budgeting his money is one part of a seven-step strategy Sabatier created to achieve financial independence.

“While it’s important to track what you spend, it’s not where you should spend most of your time,” he wrote in his book, “Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need.” “Budgets actually reinforce a scarcity mindset and hold most people back from saving and making more money.”

This makes budgets one of the main reasons why some people have a hard time managing money, he said.

“Budgeting is a lot like dieting: the more guilt you feel, the less likely you are to stick with it,” Sabatier wrote. “You think, ‘Well I’ve blown it,’ or ‘This isn’t working,’ and give up. Or eventually you start to feel deprived, like you have to cut back on every indulgence in order to stick to your blasted budget, and you become frustrated or bitter.

“Instead of becoming a tool for empowerment by encouraging you to be smart about your money, the budget becomes a source of anxiety and stress,” he said.

Maintaining a budget becomes too much of a …read more

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