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November 14, 2019
Colin Kaepernick is a 32-year-old quarterback with 72 career touchdown passes, 13 rushing touchdowns, 30 interceptions and a Super Bowl start. But it has been almost three seasons since he played in the NFL, and during that time he has been more of a symbol and a lightning rod than a football player.
Now the league has organized a pro-day-style workout for Kaepernick in Atlanta on Saturday and invited all 32 teams to attend. This raises a lot of questions. How did we get here? What happens next? We thought we’d try to answer all of the questions for you: (READ MORE) by Dan Graziano | ESPN
The Colin Kaepernick scouting combine is set for Saturday in suburban Atlanta. It’s a rather odd form of (potential) rapprochement between the heretofore blackballed quarterback — let’s just keep it 100 here in the NFL’s 100th season — and a league with 32 member clubs that have evidently had no use for a Pro Bowl-caliber player on his best days … a guy who was instrumental in guiding his former team to a Super Bowl berth … and an avowed activist who obviously made the suits in a highly public relations-conscious business more than a bit too uncomfortable. (READ MORE) by Nate Davis | USA TODAY
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he refused to stand during the national anthem Friday because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media after Friday’s game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” (READ MORE) by ESPN