Skip to comments.WHY COLIN KAEPERNICK MIGHT NOT GET AN NFL JOB
Posted on 11/17/2019 9:52:24 AM PST by Rummyfan
During a recess late in a trial where the plaintiff alleged he had been fired due to his race and/or his age, a federal district court judge said to his law clerk:
Sure, this guy was discriminated against. But he wasnt discriminated against because hes black and he wasnt discriminated against because hes over 40. He was discriminated because hes an ass***e.
It might well be the case that, a few years ago, Colin Kaepernick was discriminated because he led a mini-movement that resulted in some NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. I never managed to feel sorry for Kaepernick, but do believe its wrong to deny employment to an athlete because of his political views and the way he lawfully expresses them.
The furor over Kaepernicks views and antics has long since died down, and the NFL seems to have regained the viewers it lost during the knee-taking controversy. There may have been hard feelings against Kaepernick over the legal action he brought against the League. However, by offering Kaepernick a special workout session that all 32 teams could attend, the NFL showed it will let bygones be bygones, if for no other reason than to avoid future litigation.
As Steve noted here, Kaepernick responded by balking at the terms and conditions of the workout and demanding all manner of special treatment. The NFL agreed to most of his demands.
But this was not enough for Kaepernick. Having failed to get 100 percent of what he wanted, Kaepernick rescheduled the session and moved it from the Atlanta Falcons facility to a school an hour away.
Representatives from 25 teams were prepared to attend the session scheduled for the Falcons facility. Representatives from eight attended the session Kaepernick threw together at the last minute.
After watching a video of the last portion of the workout, Daniel Jeremiah, a respected talent evaluator, said of Kaepernick:
He looked similar to what he has been. Plenty of velocity, inconst[ent] touch/feel. Looked a little gassed.
What Kaepernick has been is probably good enough to win a job as a second string quarterback in the NFL. If Kaepernick doesnt get that opportunity, it wont be because he knelt during the National Anthem and it wont be because he litigated against the NFL.
It will be because hes an ass***e.
He just wants to be a martyr...it is too much work to be a player.
His muslim girlfriend is his boss.
How about this reason: He is a fourth rate quarterback in a league where most teams have but three quarterbacks.
He was discriminated because hes an ass***e...
lol. Good line.
And WHO in their right mind would take on someone who is CLEARLY only a 2nd string at best at this point and will bring such BAD publicity?
Why would anyone hire this narcissistic diva and risk alienating fans? Besides, he is overrated.
He may be a 4th ranked QB ... but in my book he’s a first class ahole
He doesn’t really want the job. If he got it, he’d flop and be out after first game if he’d even survive practice. He’s making a career out of being a martyr and idiot.
I am sure every NFL team will line up to put a mediocre crybaby trouble maker with a litigation lawyer on speed dial in their locker room /s
The team that hires him will probably lose fans and income.
A lot of Kaeps own backers are furious at him after that little caper. I don’t keep up with Pro Football, but from what I see, those who run the sport take it very seriously.
There were too many mixed messages being sent, one of them being Kaep rejected an NFL stadium to conduct his trial run, opting instead for a High School field, some 44 miles away.
A lot of the pros had a problem with just that point.
Why would you do that, if not to simply confuse, distract and jerk people around for show? Many feel they sort of wasted their time.
I spell his first name “Colon” for good reason.
The NFL is making enough mistakes that’s costing them. This would doom any team that took him in. They may as well have hired Al Bagdaddy as their center.
when an entertainer comes on the stage in Vegas and half the audience walks out(for any reason) that entertainer doesn’t get his or her contract renewed.. simple as that..
The NFL is very stupid to play this game with him.
The joy of winning a football game using his talents will not outlive the bitter taste of having him on your team.
Kaepernick is not signing anywhere unless he gets playing time, which primarily would come from a starting QB spot. I don’t think there is any team desperate enough to have Kaepernick as their starter, and if they are, heaven help them.
True that !
He is too arrogant, and selfish to be a 'team player'
His most recent workout is just the latest example that he is all about him,
and not football !
I think he’s decided he’ll just sue the NFL and live off whatever he gets from them rather than having to go out onto the field of battle ! I agree with the author of the article is to what body party is! And he never was that good of a quarterback !
“...but do believe its wrong to deny employment to an athlete because of his political views and the way he lawfully expresses them.”
An imbecilic statement. He is free to express whatever political views he so chooses on his own freakin time NOT while on the companies timeclock costing his employer millions.....PERIOD!
The only sports job he’s good for is under the stands selling hot dogs.
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