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  • Why are NFL players silent on DeSean Jackson?

    07/08/2020 5:42:17 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 63 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 8 July 2020 | Dominic Green
    The usual anti-racism crowd is punting.....In early June, Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints refused to take a knee because he didn’t want to insult the flag. Black NFL players lined up to denounce him. ‘Ignorant,’ said his black teammate Emmanuel Sanders. ‘Drew’s words were extremely painful to hear,’ another black Saint, Malcolm Jenkins said, ‘and I hope he rectifies them with real action.’ ‘If you don’t speak about racism, then you’re a part of the problem,’ said A.J. Brown of the Tennessee Titans. A month later, in early July, DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles posted on Instagram...
  • So, Kaepernick Lied

    07/07/2020 3:25:30 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7 July 2020 | Abe Greenwald
    Back in our cheery, prelapsarian days—2016, to be exact—a young and photogenic NFL quarterback named Colin Kaepernick chose to express his patriotism by kneeling whenever the National Anthem was played before football games. He kneeled, you see, merely to protest police mistreatment of African Americans. And we knew that Kaepernick actually loved America because he told us so . “I’m not anti-America,” he said. “I love America…. I think having these conversations helps everybody have a better understanding of where everybody is coming from.” And everyone bought it. Oh, how they loved to love Kaepernick’s love. “Colin Kaepernick Reminds Us...
  • Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal with Disney Docuseries In the Works

    07/06/2020 12:11:31 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies ^ | 7/6/20 | TMZ
    Colin Kaepernick Signs Deal with Disney Docuseries In the Works Colin Kaepernick is now in business with Disney -- the Mouse House just signed the QB to an overall first-look deal ... and there's already a docuseries in the works. Disney says the docuseries will feature "extensive new interviews and a vast never-before-seen archive that documents his last five years." "Kaepernick will tell his story from his perspective." And, get this ... Jemele Hill -- who used to work for ESPN -- will be involved in the project as well. As for the overall deal, Disney says "the partnership will...

    07/06/2020 1:05:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | JASON WHITLOCK
    Frederick Douglass spent the entirety of his adult life fighting tirelessly for black people and women to be recognized as full United States citizens. Douglass, a famous black abolitionist in the 1800s, used Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence as the foundation of his argument to end slavery. That’s why it struck me as ill-informed that Colin Kaepernick would use Douglass’ What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July speech as the audio backdrop for his incendiary tweet condemning America’s Independence Day. Kap, aka Mute-hammad Ali, tweeted Saturday morning: “Black people have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized and terrorized by America...
  • It's no wonder Colin Kaepernick is so screwed up

    07/06/2020 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 50 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-06-20 | DrJohn
    Colin Kaepernick has evolved. First it was "cops are pigs" and police abuse, and now he's moved on to bigger things. On July 4 Kaepernick sent out a tweet that read in part: Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all."while you enslaved our ancestors"Yeah, about that.... Black were enslaved by blacks in Africa long before the colonies. Blacks in the US at one time also owned...
  • Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick’s Independence Day Message: “We Reject Your Celebration of White Supremacy”

    07/05/2020 6:23:44 AM PDT · by yardboyd · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/5/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick crapped all over America again this Independence Day. On the Fourth of July 2019, millionaire African-American Nike brand ambassador and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a pre-Civil War quote by Frederick Douglass, accompanied by a graphic video, that attacks the United States as the worst nation in the history of the world. The one-minute long video contains images of slavery, the KKK, lynchings and police abuse of African-Americans with a voice-over reading from Douglass’ 1852 speech on slavery and the Fourth of July. “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your...
  • Colin Kaepernick’s Independence Day Message: ‘We Reject Your Celebration of White Supremacy’

    07/04/2020 1:32:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter on Independence Day to deliver a strong rebuke to the celebration of the nation’s founding. According to Kaepernick, America has “dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized” blacks for centuries. He further called the celebrations commemorating the nation’s founding a “celebration of white supremacy.” Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾 — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2020 Kaepernick, the NFL’s...
  • Kaepernick isn’t the NFL’s biggest problem, CTE is (chronic brain injuries)

    07/03/2020 4:41:48 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    The Undefeated ^ | Aug 2017 | Andre Kimo
    As important as the issues surrounding the Kaepernick controversy are, the danger of growing up black and male isn’t the thing that makes me fear the most for my grandson’s life — chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, is what keeps me up at night. ...Darius has been playing football since he was 5. While it is true that there is no conclusive causal link between football and CTE, the evidence is very compelling and brings me as much if not more concern for...
  • Former NFL Player Burgess Owens on Kaepernick: ‘We’re Looking at Approving Affirmative Action for a Marxist

    06/22/2020 12:08:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 22 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Former New York Jets safety Burgess Owens recently slammed the NFL for looking to implement “affirmative action for a Marxist,” by encouraging teams to sign Colin Kaepernick. As a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick prominently started protesting against the country during the playing of the national anthem in 2016 but found himself left unsigned by any NFL team the following year when he turned free agent. Despite not playing since 2017, this year, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has begun saying that the NFL needs to work with Kaepernick to guide the league’s spending on social justice issues. On...
  • The Morning Briefing: Sorry, Brett Favre—Colin Kaepernick Is a Failed Quarterback, Not an Activist Hero

    06/22/2020 7:20:40 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 22 June 2020 | Stephen Kruiser
    Some Tough Truths About Colin KaepernickThe pampered mobs who have taken over Seattle and portions of other liberal dumpster-fire cities have been flailing about for a leader whom they can crown as King of the #Resistance. The Idiot Dictator in charge of the National Football League and his suddenly woke players seem to want that figurehead to be one of its more spectacular failures, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick hasn’t been in the league for a few years now but the woke mob keeps him in the national conversation. Nike made Kaepernick a constant presence via finger-wagging...
  • Brett Favre Compares Kaepernick To Pat Tillman, 'I'd Assume Hero Status Will Be Stamped'

    06/21/2020 8:14:14 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 63 replies
    TMZ ^ | June 21, 2020 | TMZ Brett Favre says Colin Kaepernick's willingness to leave his NFL career to fight for social justice reminds him of Pat Tillman's ultimate sacrifice ... and now, he's telling TMZ Sports he thinks both will be remembered as heroes.
  • Colin Kaepernick to Join Medium Board of Directors

    06/18/2020 8:57:21 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    Medium ^ | 06 18 2020 | Ev Williams
    Today, we announce that civil rights activist and athlete Colin Kaepernick will be joining our Board of Directors. In addition to the board seat, Medium will partner with Colin and Kaepernick Publishing to create and feature stories focused on race and civil rights in America, and to elevate emerging voices from communities of color. I met Colin a couple years ago and have been wanting to work with him ever since. When he launched Kaepernick Publishing in February, we started a conversation and quickly realized how closely our ideals and sensibilities align. I know he will bring valuable insights and...
  • Colin Kaepernick on Chargers' 'workout list' but no current plans to bring him in, Anthony Lynn says

    06/17/2020 11:10:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    Colin Kaepernick may get a legitimate shot at a return to the NFL – at least eventually. Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said Wednesday the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who was once a play away from winning a Super Bowl, is on the team’s “workout list.” According to multiple reports, Lynn said that Kaepernick fits what he wants the offense to do but clarified that the team has “no plans” to work him out just yet and is happy with who he has now at quarterback.
  • Editorial: It's not enough to apologize to Colin Kaepernick. The NFL needs to give him a job

    06/17/2020 7:13:42 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 91 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2020 | The Times Editorial Board
    National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell may have just been trying to score PR points with players and the public this month when he tweeted out a statement condemning systemic racism, acknowledging that there would be no NFL without Black players and encouraging players to "speak out and peacefully protest."
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants Colin Kaepernick to 'guide' the league on social justice

    06/16/2020 7:53:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    The ^ | June 16,2020 | PHIL SHIVER
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday that he hopes former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will help "guide" the league on issues pertaining to social justice. The commissioner also said during the interview with ESPN's Mike Greenberg that he would "support" and "encourage" a team signing the controversial signal caller to its roster. Kaepernick has not played in the league since 2016 when he was released by the 49ers following the season after losing his starting job to Blaine Gabbert. During that same season, he ignited controversy by kneeling during the national anthem at the start of games to...
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: Won’t Someone *Please* Sign Colin Kaepernick?

    06/16/2020 7:29:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    A comeback for Colin Kaepernick … or CYA from the NFL? “We should have listened to our players earlier,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told ESPN’s Mike Greenberg last night, perhaps especially the one that made the biggest splash. In the most direct comments on the years-long standoff between the league and its most high-profile exile, Goodell held out an olive branch, offering him a “role” in the league’s new efforts on social justice, but he also “encourage[s]” teams to consider signing Kaepernick to a contract.That would certainly make the NFL and Goodell look better with a significant segment of...
  • NFL team said to be interested in signing Colin Kaepernick

    06/12/2020 12:01:25 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 12 2020 | BREITBART NEWS
    June 12 (UPI) — At least one NFL team is interested in signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters Thursday that another team called him to ask for information about the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Carroll did not disclose the team’s name. “I know somebody’s interested, and we’ll see what happens with that,” Carroll said. “I thought the irony of that was crazy, because I knew I was coming on this press conference and [reporters] were going to ask me a million questions about this.”
  • Piers Morgan Asks Trump to Kneel in Oval Office on TV

    06/08/2020 5:19:20 PM PDT · by Kazan · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jun 2020 | Nate Church
    Piers Morgan challenged President Donald Trump in an open letter published to the Daily Mail to show his solidarity with protesters by publicly taking a knee. # Speaking of NFL player Colin Kaepernick’s now-infamous 2016 demonstration, Morgan cited it as evidence that Trump has been wrong from the beginning. “The cold hard truth for the President is that Kaepernick’s been shown by George Floyd’s murder to be on the right side of history,” Morgan wrote, “and Trump’s increasingly showing himself to be on the wrong side.” There are indications that the POTUS is planning to make some sort of concrete...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Racism Doesn't Define The Ultimate Problem

    06/06/2020 8:30:05 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/6/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Here I am a drunk, a sinner, a hater, a racist currently sober and yes the first description of myself leads all the rest. Its no secret what I believe as I've made clear in countless posts but intoxication is the big issue. Drugs, Alcohol And Pornography lay behind the evil violence that kills and destroys and hurts people and property and politicians can't preach that to people. They'll get no votes in this election year for saying that so we get the urinated pablum about "systematic racism" and "white privilege" and the list goes on. Some Philadelphia music in...
  • NFL Players Should Think Hard Before They Take A Knee

    06/06/2020 8:17:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 6, 2020 | Chris Morton
    With the George Floyd protests and riots, feelings and emotions have inevitably diverged with statistical fact more than ever. The narrative is rammed down our throats at a rapid rate, while the statistical data is inevitably more complex and requires part of an afternoon to digest. In the age of high-octane social media, part of an afternoon is no longer on the table. So as this battle over Floyd is fought — although in reality, it’s a unanimous agreement, not a battle at all — the sub-battles of the culture war ensue. One of these battles is our great national...