In the wake of the tragic violence in Charlottesville, VA and President Donald Trump's failure to adequately condemn the racist elements that fueled it, more National Football League players are following Kaepernick's example. Kaepernick has reached Tim Tebow level.
Colin Kaepernick tweeted his appreciation Thursday for the thousands of people who assembled in front of National Football League headquarters this week on behalf of the unemployed quarterback.
Brown said Kaepernick, who remains unsigned, must decide whether he wants to be an activist or a football player, emphasizing that the NFL is a business and each team's owner has rules they want players to follow. He might not make certain teams. "But those guys we talked about, they would be the stars of the team". They can even yell at the coaches and not get kicked off the team.
Of course McCoy's comments were part of a longer interview. Gang affiliation. Everything gets politicized now, but in sports, sometimes you're just not good enough to be worth the trouble, and that's all that matters.
In a letter addressed to the commissioner, the organization said, "No player should be victimized and discriminated against because of his free speech." . I think he has no problem with not playing. "So I just wish somebody would open up and give him a chance to do his thing and say, 'Hey, he's entitled to whatever he did, and let's forget about it'". Last season, Kaepernick played in 12 games for the 49ers and put up 2,241 yards, 16 touchdowns, and just four interceptions without a ton of talent around him. "I want to make sure my kids understand they can stand up for something", Johnson says. It's the chaos that comes with it, I mean it's a lot to try to win and not have a distraction on the team. I think the situation is not good enough to have him on the team with all the attention that comes along with it. To center the focus of Monday's demonstration exclusively on Seth is to distract from what our real focus should be: listening to the experiences and the voices of the black people who are using their platforms to continue to bring the issue of racism in the U.S.to the forefront. "I'm getting a lot of support from people across the country". And also, I mean, dealing with him with a team trying to build together. "I can see both sides, I really can".
Kaepernick was released by the 49ers during the offseason and has yet to sign with another team, leading many to speculate he's being blackballed by the league.
"Take a guy like Michael Vick who went through all that he went through".