Spike Lee: Colin Kaepernick Not Yet Signed 'Is Some Straight Up Shenanigans'
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 22, 2017,
Mar 22, 2017, 20:22
"Do you believe that?"
Trump then added that he was talking about Kaepernick with those gathered in Kentucky "because they like it when people actually stand for the American flag".
There was an article which referred that teams are not picking Kaepernick as they are afraid it will spark a fan backlash, a statement from an AFC general manager who claimed these.
When Colin Kaepernick began his national anthem protest against racial inequality and police brutality during the 2016 preseason, there were some initial rumblings that the 49ers would cut him immediately and take on a rather sizeable amount of dead cap money.
With a smirk on his face, a gleeful Donald Trump mocked the NFL's Colin Kaepernick during a March 20 political rally.
If there's suddenly a bunch of empty roster spots and not enough quarterbacks to fill them and Kaepernick still isn't getting calls, then we can discuss him being blackballed.
There's also something pretty gross about the President of the United States taking joy and credit in a person's inability to find employment simply for exercising his First Amendment rights, regardless of whether or not you agree with his politics.
"I think the likelihood of that happening has gone down significantly". They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. Joe Banner, the ESPN analyst who formerly was an executive with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns, tweeted of Kaepernick, "This is a backup QB one week into".
Have I lost my mind by concluding a guy like Kaepernick can still offer more for less than all of the above also-rans combined?
Yesterday, Trump felt emboldened by part of a quote from an unidentified GM, who surmised that at total of three, maybe four, National Football League teams would pass on Kaepernick because of social media reaction from Trump.
Teams don't lack quarterback options in free agency, and right now there are certainly better quarterbacks to be signed than Kaepernick.
Last August, Trump called Kaepernick's anthem protest bad and said, "Maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It won't happen".
First of all, there's rich irony in Trump not only citing but also basking in the glory of a report that comes from an anonymous source, something Trump has fumed about (even as he's been one himself).