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The NFL has invited Colin Kaepernick to attend a one-on-one meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell, a league spokesman told ESPN's Jim Trotter, but the two sides have offered conflicting comments on whether the free-agent quarterback has responded to the invitation.
Kaepernick attorney Mark Geragos told ABC News they "responded immediately that Colin would be happy to attend" but that the meeting fell through when the league rejected a request for a mediator to be present.
Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, texted Kaepernick on Oct. 31 to update him on the ongoing talks about social issues between players and owners, league spokesman Joe Lockhart told Trotter on Tuesday.
At the end of the text message, Vincent extended the invitation for Kaepernick to meet with Goodell, according to Lockhart, who said the league has not heard back from the former San Francisco 49ers star.
Geragos disputed the notion that Kaepernick did not respond.
"We responded immediately that Colin would be happy to attend," Geragos said in a statement provided to ABC News. "Because of the grievance we asked that a mediator be present. A mediator also would ensure that the discussions were productive and confidential and not used as a PR stunt or prop by the league. Colin's proposal was rejected."
Lockhart fired back after that claim, telling Trotter: "Mr. Geragos' statement alone violates the collective bargaining agreement, breaking the confidentiality of the grievance process. So he can save his lecture on PR stunts. The invitation remains open."
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