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The attorneys for Colin Kaepernick have requested depositions with many people in his lawsuit with the NFL. While most of the names are completely expected, one name that stands out is Jane Goodell, the wife of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

It’s easy to understand why many of the other parties have been requested. They include owners Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys), Robert Kraft (New England Patriots), Bob McNair (Houston Texans), coaches John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens) and Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks), general managers Ozzie Newsome (Ravens) and John Schnieder (Seahawks), and NFL executives Troy Vincent and Arthur McAfee.

But Mrs. Goodell’s inclusion is more of a mystery.

“The addition comes following a sweep of text messages, emails and telephone records by Kaepernick’s legal team over the last two months,” Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported. “Roger Goodell and several league executives were among those asked to turn records over, as well as a handful of NFL team personnel and coaches.”

One possible reason for her inclusion would be the fake Twitter account that she set up and defended her husband with. Many of the criticisms where she defended the commissioner were in regards to player protests.

It will certainly be interesting to see what happens if she is questioned.

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