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  • Report: Kaepernick wants to subpoena President Trump

    06/07/2018 1:30:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    News 12 The Bronx ^ | June 7, 2018
    NEW YORK - After the president uninvited the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is trying to force President Donald Trump to talk — with a subpoena. Kaepernick is accusing the president and Vice President Mike Pence of colluding with the league to keep him from getting a job, according to Yahoo Sports. The 30-year-old last suited up in the NFL in 2016. At the beginning of that season, he kicked off the on-field protests against systemic racism that involve players kneeling during the national anthem before games. Before the next season, he...
  • Sources: Colin Kaepernick's legal team expected to subpoena President Trump in case against NFL

    06/07/2018 7:27:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 7, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    After months of circling President Donald Trump during NFL depositions and discovery, Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers are expected to force Trump directly into the ongoing legal battle between the quarterback and league. Kaepernick’s legal team is expected to seek federal subpoenas in the coming weeks to compel testimony from Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials familiar with the president’s agenda on protesting NFL players, sources with knowledge of the quarterback’s collusion case against the NFL told Yahoo Sports.
  • Civils rights activists rally outside of NFL headquarters

    05/25/2018 5:43:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2018 | Ralph D. Russo, Sports Writer
    NEW YORK — Civil rights activists protested outside NFL headquarters Friday, calling on team owners to overturn their new national anthem policy and urging a boycott of the league and its sponsors. About 50 people gathered at the midtown Manhattan office building for a rally organized by National Action Network, a civil rights nonprofit. Kirsten John Foy, the group's northeast regional director, was the first of 10 speakers who took turns during the 40-minute demonstration to criticize NFL team owners and President Donald Trump. "Our demand is that the NFL reverse that immoral and unconstitutional decision," Foy said....
  • Team Kaepernick strikes back at Pence over his support for NFL kneeling ban

    05/24/2018 12:03:08 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Team Kaepernick swung back Thursday after Vice President Mike Pence cheered the NFL’s decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem. Mr. Pence responded to the Wednesday vote at the annual spring meeting by tweeting “#Winning,” prompting free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick to retweet a legal citation posted by his attorney, Mark Geragos, who added, “Winning!” Mr. Geragos posted a section of the federal code from the Legal Information Institute prohibiting federal elected officials, including the president and vice president, from attempting to influence the hiring decisions of private employers on partisan grounds.
  • Marco Rubio Defends Colin Kaepernick, Belongs In the NFL

    05/22/2018 1:43:45 PM PDT · by Pelham · 77 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 21, 2018 | tmz staff
    Sen. Marco Rubio is once again breaking from Donald Trump ... defending Colin Kaepernick's right to protest and telling TMZ Sports why he absolutely SHOULD be on an NFL roster. "Look, I support his right to stand for what he does," the republican senator tells us ... "I don't agree with what he did but I support his right to do it." "But if we're just talking football ... there aren't 63 better quarterbacks in the world." FYI, Rubio is assuming there are 64 quarterbacks currently on NFL rosters. Rubio said he's not sure if the NFL owners actually colluded...
  • Trump Wants to Meet With Colin Kaepernick to Talk About Race, Darrell Scott Says

    05/09/2018 7:55:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/09/2018 | Leonard Blair
    After publicly attacking NFL players for protesting racial injustice with the "take a knee" movement last summer, President Donald Trump is ready to have reconciliatory talks on race with musicians and athletes, including former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the controversial movement by refusing to stand for the national anthem. New Spirit Revival Center church pastor Rev. Darrell Scott who also serves as CEO of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump told People Friday that the president gave his blessings to a series of meetings on race in America and "he was very enthusiastic about it." "He...
  • Trump Reportedly ‘100 Percent’ for Race Summit With Kaepernick, Kanye

    05/05/2018 10:35:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | May 4, 2018
    A Cleveland-based pastor who serves as an outside advisor to the White House has revealed President Trump wants to have multiple meetings about race issues with Colin Kaepernick, Kanye West and other athletes and musicians during an official summit at the White House. Pastor Darrell Scott told that President Trump is “100 percent for” the summit and is “very enthusiastic” about the idea of inviting Kaepernick, whom he previously called “terrible” for kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games. Details of the meetings will be ironed out next week, but Scott said they will be a “melting pot”...
  • Amnesty International [SOROS] Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

    04/22/2018 11:01:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    npr ^ | April 22, 2018 | DOREEN MCCALLISTER
    Amnesty International has given Colin Kaepernick its top human rights award for his public opposition to racial injustice. The former San Franciso 49ers quarterback is Amnesty's 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Accepting the award in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, Kaepernick said he shares it "with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers." "Kaepernick launched a massive controversy in 2016 for kneeling while the national anthem was played to protest police brutality. When other players joined him, President Trump called on team owners to fire them. "San Francisco released Kaepernick and...
  • Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries ...

    04/21/2018 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018
    Complete Headline: Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries what he calls 'legal lynchings' Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers, received an award from Amnesty International on Saturday His former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented Kaepernick with the award during a ceremony in Amsterdam In his acceptance speech he talked about 'lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police' Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice. [Snip] In his acceptance speech, the award-winner described police killings...
  • Adidas wants Kaepernick endorsement deal, with one caveat

    04/17/2018 7:08:58 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 21 replies
    Touchdown Wire ^ | 4/17/18 | Michael Colangelo
    Adidas would love to add Colin Kaepernick to its list of endorsers . . . but only if Kaepernick lands on an NFL team. So now NFL teams are stopping Kaepernick from collecting a paycheck playing football and stopping him from landing endorsement deals. That's not totally true. Adidas could sign Kaepernick to a deal regardless of whether he lands on a team or not. They have a deep roster of endorsement partners who don't play sports. Of course, those influencers and partners still have a ton of exposure due to being musicians, actors/actresses, and social media followings. In short,...
  • Kaepernick tryout with Seahawks postponed after he refuses to rule out kneeling for anthem: Report

    04/12/2018 12:14:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Former 49ers quarterback remains unsigned after high-profile protestThe Seattle Seahawks reportedly postponed a tryout with free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he wouldn’t rule out kneeling during the national anthem. The Seahawks organization is still considering holding a workout with Kaepernick, who sat out the 2017 NFL season without a contract following a season in which he emerged as the leader of the player take-a-knee activism. After making arrangements for the tryout two weeks ago, “the trip was unexpectedly scuttled over the Seahawks’ last-minute stipulation regarding Kaepernick’s anthem stance,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing a source. “The source said the...
  • Report: Kaepernick's Seahawks Workout Postponed After Declining To Stop Kneeling

    04/12/2018 12:14:28 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 19 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 4/12/18 | Chris Chavez
    Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was set to workout for the Seattle Seahawks this week but the trip was postponed after he declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. On NFL Live, Schefter said there is a possibility that the workout could be canceled. In May 2017, Kaepernick met with the Seahawks. The team has an opening for Russell Wilson's back-up quarterback. Kaepernick has remained a free agent since opting out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017. He did not play for any team during the 2017-18 season....
  • Alabama Football Team Prays For President Trump

    04/11/2018 4:22:52 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 4-11-2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Alabama Crimson Tide paid a visit to the White House the other day and it turned out to be one of those uniquely American moments. For the record – I happen to be a Tennessee Volunteer fan — but what the Crimson Tide did at the White House transcends football rivalries – even Southeastern Conference football rivalries. Coach Nick Saban gladly accepted President Trump’s invitation and said the entire national championship team would attend– regardless of political proclivities. “Coach Saban addressed it and just said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this regardless of your political thoughts,” offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher told...
  • Colin Kaepernick Calls Alton Sterling Shooting 'State Sanctioned Lynching'

    03/27/2018 8:57:37 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | March 27, 2018 | Tyler Conway
    Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick sent out a tweet Tuesday calling the shooting of Alton Sterling in Louisiana a "state sanctioned lynching by means of gun violence" after prosecutors declined to press charges against the two police officers responsible for his death. Sterling, a black man, died in July 2016 after being shot multiple times at close range by two white Baton Rouge police officers.
  • Kobe Bryant on Kaepernick's protest: 'I would have participated'

    02/12/2018 5:25:30 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    wsbtv ^ | Feb 12, 2018
    Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant during an interview with outspoken ESPN anchor Jemele Hill weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick protest debate by saying that if he were still playing today he would have joined in on it despite the potential backlash. Bryant said that Kaepernick’s message was a “very simple one” and that people are as entitled to protest peacefully as they are to be upset about those protests. “Yeah, I would have participated in it, for sure. I’m sure I would have gotten some flak for it. That’s fine,” he told Hill. “I think that Colin’s message was...
  • Just Before Super Bowl, Kaepernick Announces He Raised $20K for Group That Honors Cop Killer

    02/04/2018 4:47:32 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 29 replies ^ | 02-04-2018 | Caleb Hull
    Colin Kaepernick continues to make headlines despite being out of a job in the NFL since last season. He has done so by remaining in the public eye politically with his activism. Kaepernick launched the “Million Dollar Pledge,” which he explains is a project to "donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months.”
  • Colin Kaepernick donates $10K to leading Soros-backed resistance group

    01/24/2018 11:49:23 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 21, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Colin Kaepernick entered the home stretch of his Million Dollar Pledge last week with a donation to one of Democratic moneyman George Soros’s favorite left-wing resistance groups. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback announced Thursday that his foundation would give $10,000 to the Advancement Project as part of his commitment to donate $1 million to organizations “working in oppressed communities.” Advancement Project has another prominent funder: Mr. Soros, whose major philanthropies have given more than $9.5 million to the group since 1999, according to the conservative Capital Research Center.
  • Bizarre Question About Colin Kaepernick Makes Nick Kyrgios End Interview

    01/16/2018 4:12:35 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1-16-2017 | Jay Busbee
    There’s no better place on Earth to talk about NFL players protesting during the national anthem than the Australian Open, apparently. Nick Kyrgios was holding what, by all accounts, was a pretty relaxed news conference following his straight-sets defeat of Rogerio Dutra Silva in the first round of the Australian Open. Then, a journalist ventured a peculiar question about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest systemic racial inequality, among other causes. The question to Kyrgios ran as follows: “You’re friends with the American football player Colin Kaepernick...
  • Terrell Owens Claims He’s Being Blackballed From the NFL Like Colin Kaepernick

    12/26/2017 6:24:56 PM PST · by bobk333 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017
    “What’s stopping Colin Kaepernick from being in the league?” Owens said to TMZ Sports. “Owners, general managers, it’s all about an opportunity. Same thing with Colin. You trying to tell me that he can’t play in the league right now?
  • Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is serious about buying Carolina Panthers and Colin Kaepernick [tr]

    12/20/2017 9:52:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 19, 2017 | Charles Robinson
    n a sign that Sean “Diddy” Combs is serious about making a push to buy the Carolina Panthers, the hip-hop mogul is moving to set meetings with potential investors in hopes of shaping a prospective ownership group, two sources familiar with Combs told Yahoo Sports. Those efforts are expected to include the involvement of Colin Kaepernick, who had a lengthy call with Combs to discuss the former NFL quarterback’s role in forming an ownership group.