Report: 49ers likely to jettison Kaepernick, for football reasons

AP

Colin Kaepernick has suddenly become the most controversial player in the NFL because of his refusal to stand for the national anthem. But there may be another issue that could cost him his job in San Francisco: He’s not a very good quarterback.

Jay Glazer said on FOX that the 49ers are deeply concerned with Kaepernick’s decline as a player, which started last season when he struggled before getting benched, then got even worse this offseason when he lost significant muscle mass when he couldn’t work out following multiple surgeries.

“Regardless of politics or not, he has a very, very big uphill battle to make this team,” Glazer said. “I’d be shocked if he’s on the 49ers by the time this season ends. It has nothing to do with political views whatsoever. He lost a ton of weight this offseason, had three surgeries, couldn’t work out, lost that double threat, that size-speed ratio. No political views, he just hasn’t been effective. He’s regressing as a player. I’d be shocked if he’s on this roster by the end of this year. He may not be on it in the next two weeks.”

Kaepernick’s contract guarantees him an $11.9 million salary this season, and ordinarily a player with an $11.9 million guaranteed salary isn’t going to get cut. But if the 49ers really think Kaepernick has regressed to the point where they’d be better off with Blaine Gabbert starting and Christian Ponder and Jeff Driskel backing Gabbert up, then they can save a little money by cutting Kaepernick and hoping he signs with another team, as they would be able to reduce that $11.9 million by the amount of Kaepernick’s salary with a new team.

So there are football reasons that the 49ers might want to get rid of Kaepernick. At this point, they probably wish they had done so before this weekend’s non-football controversy.

188 responses to “Report: 49ers likely to jettison Kaepernick, for football reasons

  1. Kaepernick saw the writing on the wall and his stunt was an effort to make it politically unfriendly to dump him. That’s all.

    He doesn’t really have any conviction about what he did – stunt to try and keep himself employed. That’s all.

  2. There is a time and place for everything.

    The niners are rebuilding, have a new coach etc.

    They don’t need useless distractions. This fool has become a thorn in their side. All his energy and enthusiasm should be directed at improving the team.

    Cut him and move on.

  3. His anthem behavior will likely make it difficult for him to find another team, as that team and its owner will voluntarily put themselves into a weekly controversy, on the field, before every game, that not only the fan base, but many in the locker room will be offended by.

  4. Poor Kap, for the first time in his sorry life things aren’t going his way. Let’s see how much of his $11M salary he donates to those that are oppressed. I would love to see how much he has donated thus far after receiving close to $100M in his career. Maybe give some back to the 49ers? After all, your QB play was very oppressing the last two seasons. I am standing with my hand over my heart hoping that I never hear this clowns name again.

  5. Good. Now Colin can join the Police so he can make a real difference he is so passionate about. He can lead by example. He can go from making 11.9 million to roughly $40,000 a year depending where he works.

    It’s easy to for an athlete to argue for change. Much different to actually act to make a difference. I’d love to see these athletes give up their salaries and endorsements so they can join the struggle and make a real difference. Until they do that, i have no respect for their “stands” or anyone else’s.

  6. He has every right to say what he said, and do what he did.

    And if your team signs him, YOU have every right to call their front office and say what you think about it.

  7. He might get the white guy treatment say something or do something off color and its adios amigos ,see ya , bye bye ,don’t let the door knob hit ya ,your bad for our brand good luck it was nice knowing ya !

  8. If he makes the team, he will probably end up on the inactive roster each week. If they cut him, most teams will avoid him. Hope he likes to polish chairs with hia arse, he not going to be on the field, unless he wants to go to Syria.

  9. Reminds me of Tim Tebow. A below average to poor quarterback that is a distraction to the team. You aren’t that good combined being a distraction equals getting cut!!!!!

  10. Still not sure how in the hell did this guy get so bad in such a short time. He goes from destroying the Packers in the playoffs to getting benched for Blaine Gabbert. Crazy

  11. Good luck finding a team that will support you. Since you don’t (I bet) have the support of the majority of your mates. You have made your bed, now you must sleep in it.

  12. “The reason I’m currently unemployed is because the NFL is racist.”
    – Colin Kaepernick later on this season, when in REALITY he’s unemployed for the same reason Tebow is: he stinks. How are your baseball playing skills, Colin?

  13. Another NFL player at the end of his career going down in flames for a “cause.” Don’t have it anymore (or ever?) to make it in the NFL? Time to say some crap to distract from the fact you stink now. Eugene Monroe, Chris Kluwe, and Michael Sam ring a bell?

  14. He’s tanking his career like Trump is tanking this election. Maybe they’ll get to hang out together when they’re both unemployed in November

  15. Good move Kaep. Do whatever is necessary to ensure you’re cut…beats standing there with a clipboard knowing you don’t want to be there.

    This is all about money. And SF mgm’t fouled this up by not trading Kaep in the offseason because they were too cheap. Well, pay the man his $11 plus million and call it a day. It’s the only move Kaep had to make because SF forced his hand.

  16. Santa Clara will continue to be the most dysfunctional team in the league, as long as York and Baalke are making decisions.

  17. Enough with Kaepernick. He and Ron Jaworski (who touted him so highly) can go work at Claim Jumper together.

  18. This is as it should be but I find it humorous that every time Trent & Jed want to start the national press wagging their tongues they ‘leak’ something to their stooge Jay Glazer. This guy has nothing to say about the team otherwise, until they need a mouthpiece to manipulate public opinion. These guys are such amateurs.

  19. Oh, nobody saw this coming when Harbaugh got fired. Lol, but keep deflecting about someone not standing up for the national anthem in a free country being the reason for the dumpster fire by the Bay

  20. Pat Tillman gave up fame, comfort and millions of dollars and was killed (albeit by friendly fire) for what he believed in. Colin Kaepernick sat down during the National Anthem for what he believes in -that’s pretty weak.

  21. People get fired everyday for posting their opinion on social media that doesn’t “represent who we are as a company”, why should he be any different?

  22. Kaepernick could have issued a nice statement regarding his views in the manner the NBA players did. Instead he gets his message lost by insulting the entire country, and especially the military.
    No one is talking about the issues that he claims to be protesting against. Everyone is talking about the stupid way he decided to protest. That’s why he’s stupid.

  23. He probably doesn’t talk to his white parents anymore nowadays. Rough life for kap. Nice neighborhoods, free education, and high paid sporting figure, jeez, when’s this guy going to catch a break!?

  24. Reminds me of Tim Tebow. A below average to poor quarterback that is a distraction to the team. You aren’t that good combined being a distraction equals getting cut!!!!!

    ——–

    Tebow was by far the most popular player in the NFL, Kap has a negative charisma like the rest of the Tebow-less NFL!

  25. 1) Kap didn’t do anything but sit down — the controversy was created by everyone’s reaction to it. He didn’t write anything, tweet anything, say anything until everything erupted around him and he was asked to explain himself. And I don’t buy that he had to know that insodoing, he was making himself an attention sucking firebrand.

    2) The idiot missed the boat entirely — he may have felt something about oppression of minorities, but his “protest” against the flag included slighting all the American military — people who fight for this country, no matter race or creed or anything — as well as anybody, really, who devotes themselves to public service, and so on. So his marksmanship” was terrible to the point of dangerous — a lot like his passing.

    3) If he’s released, it won’t just be for football reasons — his locker room presence is cancerous, and now perhaps even untenable. So, honestly, Michael, we differ — football will only have something to do with it to the point that, if he was playing as lights out as he was in the 2012, he wouldn’t be cut regardless. Now it seems inevitable.

  26. Sounds like the 49ers handed Glazer a script to read so that they protect themselves for cutting a player because he spoke out.

  27. Let’s see–

    Nothing about this until he says something controversial
    Gets “leaked” to Faux Sports
    Similar stuff happened to players in Philly when the Chipster wanted them gone

    Just coincidence I guess.

  28. the guy is half black half white,lives in a country where his freedom to expression is guaranteed and is being water boarded for using that right, why

  29. He’s a better fit as a 49er fan. Cuz just like their fanbase he brings negative attention to the team and doesn’t show up during games. Now all he needs to do is bloat up off of cheap beer and fast food and move back in with his parents.

  30. Squid has been agitating for this to happen since he was benched last season. He just had to find a friendly doctor to find some bogus injuries that “required” bogus surgery to ensure the injury guarantee in his contract for the upcoming season. Once that was accomplished he made the minimal effort to secure his 400k pre season bonus, minimal effort in training camp and then got to work on making himself an impossible distraction to the team so he could collect the money at home and cruise with the bimbo Khardashian wanna be reality T.V. “personality”.

  31. Kap just talked himself out of an NFL career. I think he could be an average to good quarterback , but he needs work. But its over for him in the pros.

  32. Well when you’re an overpaid back up you’re already on shakey ground. Then when you add to that by causing controversy which can make your team look bad, you can probably count on being released.

  33. and gee, what a shock that he is on a california team…the state that embraces this type of attitude. no wonder california elects lefty after lefty then complains about the tax rates..idiots

  34. donbat67 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 8:02 PM
    Crash and burn baby .
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    You must not have read the part about $11.9 million guaranteed. Do you need someone to explain that to you?

    Dude, Kaepernick gets his cake and eats it, too. He’s hoping to get cut. He gets 11.9 guaranteed. He’s seeing to it that he gets cut. Do you need more explanation???

  35. teal379 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:37 PM

    Kaepernick saw the writing on the wall and his stunt was an effort to make it politically unfriendly to dump him. That’s all…

    That was my first thought as well. Although, he doesn’t really need a reason being a citizen of this country. But neither do those who are skeptical of his seemingly newfound cause.

  36. lennylyles says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:48 PM
    Reminds me of Tim Tebow. A below average to poor quarterback that is a distraction to the team. You aren’t that good combined being a distraction equals getting cut!!!!!
    ————
    Big difference though …. Tebow isn’t a jerk Kapernick caught lightening in a bottle for two years and became full of himself with the TV ads and kissing his biceps. He’d be cancer to any team.

  37. mackcarrington says:
    Aug 28, 2016 8:13 PM

    Kaepernick could have issued a nice statement regarding his views in the manner the NBA players did. Instead he gets his message lost by insulting the entire country, and especially the military.

    No one is talking about the issues that he claims to be protesting against. Everyone is talking about the stupid way he decided to protest. That’s why he’s stupid.

    ————————————————————

    EXACTLY!

  38. Where are all the Kaep lovers that swore he will win starting job this year and take them to the Playoffs????

    Crickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. In the end he was just a fart in the wind — overhyped by the media in search of that next star …

  40. curmudgeon13 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:59 PM
    Everything changed on January 19th, 2014……
    ——-
    Oh, the day that NFC Championship game ending interception made Richard Sherman’s name a household word?

    No, RS made a play on a very placed ball…he tipped that ball by an inch.

    I blame Harbaugh, who insisted on passing to Crabtree 4 straight times in the previous years SB for a loss, from what, 4 scoring attempts from the 5 or so yard line? Kaep’s lights out play, and the 9’er defense got that team to that SB.

  41. Good, I hope the niners get rid of this mal content. Passing wise, he is a terrible qb. Doesn’t like the USA, boot his ass of the country.

  42. I hope the Niners cut him and he never plays in the NFL again.
    I’d rather read about Tebow and Manziel than this creep Kaepernick.

  43. leatherface2012 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 8:33 PM
    and gee, what a shock that he is on a california team…the state that embraces this type of attitude. no wonder california elects lefty after lefty then complains about the tax rates..idiots
    ——
    Evidence that those outside of California know nothing about California.

    4 out of the last 7 state Governor’s were Republican. The most recent – Arnold Swartzencheater ring a bell? Rush Windbag forgot to tell you…can’t listen to right wing propaganda my friend…bad for being an informed citizen.

  44. I can’t believe they paid Kaep this past spring instead of cutting him and saving big money. What a difference Eddie D. was as owner of this franchise as opposed to what Jed York is to them now. DeBartolo would have never let this team move to Santa Clara, where nothing has gone right for the Niners since they left The City.

  45. Johnny Drunk says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:49 PM
    Still not sure how in the hell did this guy get so bad in such a short time. He goes from destroying the Packers in the playoffs to getting benched for Blaine Gabbert. Crazy

    _________________________________________

    He destroyed the Packers in the playoffs by running the ball. The Packers had a slow defense and were totally unprepared for his running. It was all about them, not him.
    Once teams realized how to stop him from running, he showed what he was — a lousy QB.

  46. Funny he seemed to be fine before 49ers management oppressed Jim Harbaugh. Have we forgotten the guy was trying to take a one way flight to Cleveland just a few months ago. He’s probably getting texts from Alex Smith daily telling him to get out any way he can.

  47. He should play in Canada. He won’t have to recognize our national anthem there.

    It’s just a shame that Tim Tebow can’t make it happen at this level. It seems to me that the NFL needs a few wholesome faces.

  48. nyneal says:
    Aug 28, 2016 8:59 PM

    He destroyed the Packers in the playoffs by running the ball. The Packers had a slow defense and were totally unprepared for his running. It was all about them, not him.
    Once teams realized how to stop him from running, he showed what he was — a lousy QB.
    ——-
    Give the man his due. It was more than a slow defense that beat the Packers. The man single handedly beat GB with his legs, and many other teams too, when everyone knew it was coming!

    I think what happened is A) he got injured and B) SF stopped allowing Kaep to run like he did the first few years in the league, trying to force him to be a pocket QB.

    That’s not Kaep’s gift! If you have a stallion you don’t try to force a stallion to become stable horse…you ride him to the finish line.

  49. “offthelows says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:41 PM

    His anthem behavior will likely make it difficult for him to find another team…”

    Absolutely absurd and very disturbing comment. There are plenty of NFL players who have been arrested and/or served time for crimes committed who have played for other teams. Michael Vick, just for one example.

    But, in contrast, a player just speaking out as he is thankfully allowed to do in this country (it is called “patriotism” even if you disagree with what is said/done) thanks to this thing you have clearly never read called the Constitution will find it difficult to find another team?

    Goodness, the ignorance some people display about the fundamental cornerstones of this country.

  50. mazinblue, that is hilarious! The player in question will soon have plenty of time on his hands to keep up with social media, lobbying for all of his causes, maybe finding a new country to live in that’s not so oppressive, healing, maybe trying to study a playbook (and learning not to run every time there’s a hint of pressure, as Jerry Jones and the Cowboys will probably be interested).

  51. I called this, in the other thread. I said Kluwe did the SAME thing when it became evident he was going to get canned. He started getting loudmouthed about some social issue. Kap is following that playbook to the letter.

  52. Show me one racist who doesn’t want BLM to go away, and I’ll show you a racist I didn’t know existed. I think Kaep got you guys with this move. You got to express your faux outrage over something he set you up for, and he gets to walk away with $11.9 million. Pretty obvious who the dupes are in this exercise.

  53. bert1913 says: Aug 28, 2016 8:05 PM

    his job is in Santa Clara, not San Francisco

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    The fact that you’re the only one petty enough to make that distinction highlights what a massive inferiority complex you have.

    I guess that’s to be expected coming from a PODUNK town like seattle.

  54. “nyneal says:
    Aug 28, 2016 8:52 PM

    I hope the Niners cut him and he never plays in the NFL again.
    I’d rather read about Tebow and Manziel than this creep Kaepernick.”

    ^And there you go. That is about an un-American a comment as anyone can make because you are spitting on the Constitution and freedom to speak one’s opinion. Whereas some NFL players have committed crimes and been in prison. You think that players having been arrested and found guilty of a crime versus a player who speaks out as freedom permits in this country are equal events? And of course with freedom of expression comes consequences. But if you are saying getting cut for speaking his mind as all Americans can do is worse than players with criminal records playing, your priorities are seriously screwed up.

    Manziel? He already has run-ins with the law but you think that is better than someone expressing an opinion? That is vile.

    And Tebow? Seriously? Tebow was and is trash. There are reasons not a single NFL team has expressed the slightest interest in him. Because he is a terrible player. And per teammates he is not a leader.

  55. chicagotomahawk says: Aug 28, 2016 8:26 PM

    He’s a better fit as a 49er fan. Cuz just like their fanbase he brings negative attention to the team and doesn’t show up during games. Now all he needs to do is bloat up off of cheap beer and fast food and move back in with his parents.

    ————————————————————

    Haven’t seen this loser in a while. One of literally 1-2 Seahack bandwagoners with multple accounts who only spout off against SF because of their massive inferiority complex.

  56. It’s too bad he can’t prove the accusation he is trying to make and it’s too bad the 49ers cant say they’re cutting him so he can protest somewhere else.

  57. Who is your favorite “I told you so” guy?

    Who’s your daddy?

    7 gets deep sixed. Film at 11.

  58. Let’s make one thing clear. Dude sucked as an NFL QB when fully yoked too. He has sucked for two years, ever since he lost the cast that carried this thing.

    Gore
    Defense
    OLine
    Harbaugh

    He has struggled most every time in the clutch since then. He is not clutch, never has been clutch and I’m quite sure he drives an automatic even.

  59. “galaxybeing says:
    Aug 28, 2016 9:16 PM
    So now he’s setting up his excuse for why he’s getting cut. Took a page from the Hillary playbook.”

    ^Wow. This one takes the cake on multiple levels of ignorance. Flauting it too.

    A. He is not the one setting up an excuse. The team apparently already were concerned and if you watched him play last year you would know that. Read the story and try to comprehend, as hard as that must be: “Jay Glazer said on FOX that the 49ers are deeply concerned with Kaepernick’s decline as a player, which started last season when he struggled before getting benched, then got even worse this offseason when he lost significant muscle mass when he couldn’t work out following multiple surgeries.”
    B. Hillary’s playbook? Seriously? She is winning by all accounts. Trump is the one whining with pathetic excuses already such as “rigged elections”.

    Stop.Flaunting.Your.Ignorance.

  60. dragonfly99 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:44 PM
    You know you’re not a very good NFL quarterback when you’re worse than Christian Ponder.
    —————–

    or ANY of the donkeys 3 2nd string quarterbacks!

  61. Politics aside, he wants out and the club is on the hook for his salary no matter what. A fresh start for everyone and perhaps the team picks up a journeyman QB as a backup when the teams go to 53. You don’t need a distraction on a young team, with a new coach, that max this year will win 7 games.

  62. kaepernick doesn’t wanna play anymore. he doesn’t have the heart. he saw what manziel did, and jonathan martin before that, and decided to do the same thing.

    12 mill to walk away. ain’t bad. weak but ain’t bad.

  63. Remember when all the Nines homers were claiming Kaepernick got a bum deal on his contract? He has made a lot of millions for being a quarterback who isn’t good enough to play in the league. He was a gimmick player, nothing more. Now that he has been exposed, he is horrible. Add to that his lemming mentality in victim creation, no team will bother with him.

  64. Krapernick was raised by a white couple that agreed to do what his black father refused to. America is such a dump and is so racist when white people would raise a 50-50 child as one of their own.

    Fire Krapernick and let him find a way to make money. Maybe he can move to Chicago and join up with his racially tolerant gang bangers who routinely kill one of their own.

  65. Almost seems like Kaep WANTED to force his release!

    I have a feeling there’s a team waiting in the wings to grab him

    Meanwhile this is a dream come true for Goodell – people are talking about something other than his new get tough policy against Victims of Domestic Violence

    That 1 game suspension should be a wake up call to all NFL wives to keep quiet

  66. Check out this stat. It’s the niners record since Sherman sent Kaperchoke and the home and into obscurity. I don’t know I didn’t research but it’s bad. Really bad. Also, here’s another stat. Niners record since they start with that “nobody has it better than us” nonsense. Again, didn’t research but it’s bad, really bad. To sum it all up the niners are really bad. And it’s funny.

  67. Conduct that brings scorn upon the organization is ‘detrimental’ to the organization and thus constitutes ‘conduct detrimental to the team’ and thus, allows the team to release him for that reason and keep their money.

  68. Kap I feel bad for all the bigots in this country who somehow think this is a slap to military. You freedom morons have no clue. Are you the idiots in my neighborhood flying flags when it is not a holiday. Ya the angry white racist voting for Trump!

  69. The problem is that none of these people speaking out “put their money where their mouth is”. Take that Jesse Williams guy from Grey’s Anatomy. He said that America is robbing people for/from the “blackness”, but does he quit his multi-million dollar network TV job to go out into the communities? Would he not be better served to do so, promoting not only camaraderie between leaders and community members? No, he will just continue to get rich and distance himself from the normal person.

    Same goes for Kaepernick. He has every right to make this stand, but what has he done to end said “oppression”. Change starts equally from within and without. Words, nor empty attention-seeking actions, will elicit change. Hope he saved his money is all I can say..

  70. The only scrutiny this guy should be getting is about his football playing ability. However, he brought all this new scrutiny upon himself. Now, all of his teammates and coaches have to deal with this mess. Seems like his efforts would be best spent trying to hang on to his high paying clipboard holding gig.

  71. I believe his contract says if he is not on the 49 man roster on game day, he loses 250k… also loses 2 million for not making pro bowl or taking team to superbowl.. Thats a six million dollar savings.. CUT HIM NOW

  72. Wonder if any of you found it “disrespectful” when police officers turned their backs (against the request of the police captain) while NYC mayor De Blasio was speaking at the funeral of a slain officer. Was that disrespectful?

    Interestingly enough, you commenters have spent a lot energy condemning Kap. None of you have said anything about the actual cause and the injustices in our country. Why? Because it literally and figuratively is so far away from you that it doesn’t matter. Many of you care more about him sitting than the injustices in our country…..which is probably why he’s sitting anyway..

  73. Come on people…… Figure it out!

    He’s doing whatever it takes to get released but keep his money!!!!

    Begs for trade
    Loses a bunch of weight
    Suddenly develops dead arm
    Suddenly become an advocate for minorities

    He’s doing whatever it takes to get out of SF.

    This is all about $$

  74. I thought Ryan Leaf was the lowest thing as a professional player but this piece of crap Kaep has gone beyond stupidity. I bet his parents are really proud of him. Injustice’s sometimes in police shootings of blacks, but overall, our police serves and protects a gazillion other times and not usually get reconized for their heroisms . What the public is never shown or let us hear is what happened prior to that incident of any shootings. I do not believe police officers goes around shooting blacks on purpose. I do believe Blacks shoot and kill other blacks (and other nationality’s) on purpose each day and the same news station does not publicized those everyday occurrences around the country. Yet the police has to go in those neighborhoods and investigate, protect and serve. Go home Kaep you’re so fricken one sided. That also goes for all the other pro’s who sides with him. I feel the same way about Rogers and his view. Wrong way to get attention folks, try doing something you’re getting paid for, play good football and get attention that way. I wish I had a kaep jersey, just to burn it……….

  75. playedthegame32 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 11:57 PM

    Wonder if any of you found it “disrespectful” when police officers turned their backs (against the request of the police captain) while NYC mayor De Blasio was speaking at the funeral of a slain officer. Was that disrespectful?
    ============================

    I wonder if you found it ‘disrespectful’ when the terrorist group “BLM” murdered police officers.

  76. As much as I’d like to see Roger Goodell frog marched out of the NFL, perhaps he can put his unlimited power to good use for once and declare that Kaepernick’s actions are “harmful to the integrity of the game”, fine him an amount equal to his guaranteed salary and give the fine back to the 49ers as compensation.

  77. Kaepernick would be tolerable as a back-up IF he didn’t have that injury clause in his contract that would pay him 26 million if he was injured in the regular season. But even if he didn’t have it, he sucks so bad that he really isn’t good enough to make the team. Now he brings all this baggage for his untalented self that he’s not worth the hassle for a third string QB at best.
    I hope the 49ers and other teams learn that the QB is an important position and the face of the franchise and not to draft some tattooed freak from some garbage university with no history for that position.

  78. The most common one uttered is; Colin should stand and respect all those who fought for our freedom.. That’s an interesting claim.. Whose freedom exactly were people fighting for? Was our freedom in danger during Vietnam? The Gulf War? The Iraq War? Libya? Grenada? El salvador? Was the US freedom fighting or doing political expansion (Imperialism)? There’s a difference..

    Even after WWI and WWII where Black folks served admirably, was freedom for us being fought in those wars? Segregated armies? Refusal for Blacks to serve in certain positions was what was going on at that time.. People fighting in those wars were doing so to end Jim Crow? Explain this one I’ll wait..

  79. White soldiers who refused to serve with Black and Brown folks and in some cases even killed us.. was that part of fighting for freedom?

    The thousands of Black soldiers who were lynched upon returning home for exercising their freedom to speak, assemble and go where they pleased… How was the freedom they fought for honored??

    and let’s talk about those white soldiers trying to restrict black men from having sex with white European women during ww2. f

  80. Kap should use that 11 million and move to another country. Then he will see true injustice and come crawling back.

  81. Richard Sherman ruined this guy. He hasn’t been the same since the NFCCG a few years ago. He went from being in Beats commercials to losing his job to Blaine Gabbert to now having to pull Michael Sam/Chris Kluwe type stunts to try and salvage his job/career.

  82. i wonder what his thoughts are on the murder of Dwayne Wade’s cousin while she was pushing her newborn in a stroller…you know the one where the murderers were black….?

  83. whew. dude wanted to come to cleveland and play with Hugh, but balked because we wanted to lower his salary. man – dodged a bullet on that one.

  84. You know they don’t want him at the game on Sept 11. Imagine the view of him planted on the bench during the national anthem on that day. PR nightmare of epic proportions.

  85. I believe he sees the “writing on the wall” and this is nothing more than a stunt to prolong his football career. IF he really cared about social injustice, he would be fighting a real battle, with appearances, donations, (he has the money) and helping out communities where they need the most help, not making a futile gesture by sitting on his ass for the National Anthem, bringing attention only to himself. He is a joke

  86. Colin, Who is so worried about Blacks, Which is extremely strange, DO YOU ALL REMEMBER a few years back, Colin was playing a NFL QB in the NFL in a game ? Well Colin ended up being fined that game to, DO YOU REMEMBER WHY ? He using racial slurs against other black players !! Colin DID use racial terms toward other BLACK PLAYERS !! But now hes suppose to be so caring, concerned about them, LMAO !!! The truth is this, He couldnt get any press coverage at all, so to get some he pulls off this immature stunt, AND of course our no good and pathetical press eats up, gives him what he wants, PRESS TIME !!! Hes so pathetic, LOL

  87. idiots…the NFL charged the Military to put on certain events to “honor” them during games…the NFL allows you to pay local taxes to fund billionaire’s construction bills…the NFL is selling their product in China, where we can’t even spend DOD funds to procure materials to build weapons but we’re fine with that…the NFL does not take care of their destitute former employees…the NFL continues to under fund CTE research while men are shooting themselves in the chest to preserve their brain…where is the real outrage on the real issues? lol…there is none because you folks just blindly consume anything that’s fun and entertaining…so stop belly aching about Kaps little thing

  88. Johnny Drunk says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:49 PM

    Still not sure how in the hell did this guy get so bad in such a short time. He goes from destroying the Packers in the playoffs to getting benched for Blaine Gabbert. Crazy
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    The more film opposing defenses get on a QB, the more difficult it is.. Especially if said QB is a one trick pony…

  89. It’s too bad that he’s slipped so far. He used to be such a dynamic player and even though he killed my Packers everytime he played against them, he sure was fun to watch.

  90. goodellisagoner: And then whats his plan after that? No other NFL will want anything to do with him. I say he joins ISIS. He certainly looks the part

  91. Bingo.

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    dragonfly99 says:
    Aug 28, 2016 7:44 PM
    You know you’re not a very good NFL quarterback when you’re worse than Christian Ponder.

  92. You could see during his super bowl run the weaknesses he had; combine that with the fact that all defenses figure our every player and the fact that he couldn’t make the counter adjustments, he wasn’t long for this league.

  93. Colin can spend his extra time policing the sanctuary areas around San Francisco, and putting his ass where his mouth is. $12 million paid in one year to sit on the bench has taught him nothing. Or, try doing something in Chicago, where black-on-black murders are setting new records every day. He is washed up as a football player.

  94. He converted to Islam and his hatred for this country was planted. He’s a terrible quarterback and an even worse human being

  95. Good riddance. You know what irks me?

    Tim Tebow (despite his struggles at the QB position) was criticized by the media and press for taking a knee and praying.

    Yet, many of those same members of the media (yes, I am talking about you NBC) defended Kap for refusing to stand up out of respect because he felt that there is “oppression” of black people in the United States.

    Even foreign athletes and spectators stand out of respect for the national anthems of other countries. Kap should have seen that interview with Usain Bolt — in which Bolt interrupted the reporter so that he could stand quietly out of respect for the national anthem of the U.S. that was being played elsewhere for a medal ceremony in the stadium.

    Yes, Kap has a right to do this — no matter how stupid it is. However, the public has a right to criticize Kap for this idiocy.

    If he wants people to not be “oppressive” and “respect” all people, then shouldn’t he at least respect the flag and anthem of the nation in which he was born, raised and has achieved so much education, wealth and success?

    After all, I can’t even think of anything in the flag or anthem that he might have found offensive.

  96. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    Show me one racist who doesn’t want BLM to go away, and I’ll show you a racist I didn’t know existed.

    — Nothing like a well trained sheep.

  97. It’s mystifying. I’ll be the first to admit that after watching this guy in the Super Bowl versus the Ravens, I was sure he was going to be a great QB for many years.

  98. thermalito says:
    Aug 29, 2016 1:29 PM
    BLM is a racist hate group that supports the killing of police officers.

    (a) no, it’s not
    (b) it’s a sad statement about the American educational system that there are people who cannot figure out the difference between not wanting the police to kill unarmed, non-threatening civilians and wanting the police to be killed.

    If your command of basic logic is so poor, I hope you stay inside all day long. Basic traffic signals will confuse you.

  99. Not much to add with what’s been said already except that Kaep’s hypocrisy matches up nicely with the BLM’s. They ignore the issues actually holding back black america, like black on black crime, using any slight at all to justify rioting, looting and property damage (ironically, often victimizing their fellow blacks in the process), the high percentage of black perpretrated crime, etc. Yeah, better to focus on blacks killed or injured by cops, which statistically is less than whites killed by cops. Ironic.
    Also, sad how all the black millionaires in sports and entertainment (of which Kaep is one) are so horribly oppressed. Just woeful!

  100. I know I speak for no shortage of people who stand for the anthem simply out of respect for others who are standing and not out of any endorsement of U.S. military spending. The anthem turns my stomach and I’m not alone. We don’t force people to salute any other government decision so why the over bloated military empire? And, it’s also an awful song as well.

  101. If Kap had announced that he was donating $1 million to support minority causes he would have had my respect for sacrificing for something he believes in. Instead, this. No sacrifice at all; just advocating against an “oppression” that he’s never actually experienced in one of the most ham fisted ways possible. I don’t pay much attention to this player but I’m starting to wonder if he is stupid—and I don’t mean “ignorant”. I mean stupid.

  102. ftuber, black on black crime rate is not much higher than white on white crime rate. Percentage-wise cop on black deaths are much higher. Your assertion that it is not is wrong – you don’t understand numbers.

    Let’s not forget (or actually be introduced to for the first time, apparently) that 2 out of 3 PDs that have been investigated by the DOJ for civil rights violations against minorities have been found to have regularly occurring civil rights violations against minorities. Those 2 would be Ferguson and Baltimore.

    The third findings have not been released yet. That would be Baton Rouge, and it’s likely to be the same out come. Baton Rouge PD had complaints of discrimination and civil rights misconduct toward minorities by 3 different state trooper departments, afther these 3 departments worked with them in the aftermath of Katrina.

    No, protesting that injustice which as been proven by the DOJ is not the frivolous matter you are making it out to be. What you are doing is proving his case. BLM doesn’t ignore any of what you are stating – but why would they protest against the government actions outside of the government’s hand? The very premise of that argument is pretty stupid.

  103. Unfortunately Mr. Kaepernick throws around emotionally charged words like “oppression” without the facts to support the charge. His action is not a good use of his free speech because it was done on his employer’s time. The act is an embarrassing, self – centered distraction to his organization, teammates, the good people of the City of San Francisco and the NFL. The Flag of the United States (and the National Anthem) are symbols promoting the democratic principles and aspirations of a people dedicated to solving problems by standing up for what is right, good and true … not sitting down before a football game. And for the record, I have been a high school teacher for thirty-five years and Mr. Kaepernick’s $11.9 million salary this year is 10 times what I’ve earned in my whole career (35 years). Did he say “oppression”?

  104. I don’t think I would want to sign Kaep knowing the baggage he is bringing and will continue to Sit during the Anthem. Who would want to bring that into their Organization and do that to their Fans?

  105. If Krap was serious about this fake stance, he would either cover up or remove that little American Flag on his helmet. or any where else on his uniform.

    What would the NFL have to say about that?

    So, Krap is still the phony he always was.

  106. When no NfL team employs him, fully expect him to be doing substantial work for civil rights. Sitting during the National Anthem at a football game just isn’t gonna cut it.

  107. If he converted to Islam by his Muslim girlfriend as it is rumored… give him about 12 months once he is kicked out of the NFL completely and he will be in Syria with an ISIS flag! You heard it hear first!

  108. people need to relax a lot more about this flag and anthem stuff imho.

    It’s just a corporate logo and jingle now anyway.

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