Colin Kaepernick walks into league office, says he’s “doing great”

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As he continues to press his case that NFL owners have colluded against him, Colin Kaepernick was at the league office this morning.

Kaepernick and his attorneys are at the league office to depose NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today, TMZ reports.

Doing great,” Kaepernick told TMZ. “I love y’all and we’re gonna keep going.”

One of the men accompanying Kaepernick was carrying an Adidas bag, perhaps a nod to Adidas saying that it would sign Kaepernick if he signs with an NFL team.

Whether Kaepernick does sign with an NFL team still remains to be seen. Given that he’s been a free agent for a full year and it still hasn’t happened, it seems unlikely. Kaepernick’s depositions of Goodell and of team owners and personnel staff members, are designed to figure out why Kaepernick can’t get a job.

112 responses to “Colin Kaepernick walks into league office, says he’s “doing great”

  1. “Kaepernick’s depositions of Goodell and of team owners and personnel staff members, are designed to figure out why Kaepernick can’t get a job.”

    Uh, the rest of us have it figured out…and it doesn’t require collusion.

  2. Please let us know when he walks out of the NFL office, after accomplishing nothing.

    Inquiring minds want to know…

  3. He looks even better on the unemployment line. I’m actually proud of the owners for taking a stance against someone who is anti American. Disrespect the flag and you don’t play. Simple.

  4. Forcing Goodell to be deposed I am going to give Kaep a tip of my hat on that one. Not sure anything will come of it. But the thought if it does make me smile.

  5. I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.

    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…

  6. knownbutunkown says:

    April 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Who did he kill again? ? Did he beat up a female too? ? Oh wait,he must have multiple DUI’S?? He’s such a bad person to society…
    ——–
    He’s not a good football player. There is your answer.

  7. cmoney4949 says:

    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference.
    ####

    Other than being benched for Blaine Gabbert, what difference has Kaepernick made that is worthy of an endorsement contract of any kind?

    (the endorsement for “riding the pine” is his only action worth anything)

  8. “guyjuneguyjune says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:34 am
    I won’t buy Adidas and won’t buy his protest klapp-trap. He’s a head case…and I don’t mean his hair.“

    Yeah, HE’S the head case….
    Bahahahaha.

  9. Again…no proof of collusion whatsoever. You need an email, or a text, or something in writing. Or even proof of a conversation. Hes pursuing a lawsuit with no evidence. I don’t know how this is allowed to even be filed. Ridiculous.

  10. knownbutunkown says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Who did he kill again? ? Did he beat up a female too? ? Oh wait,he must have multiple DUI’S?? He’s such a bad person to society…

    —–

    Nope, just a giant media distraction – which no NFL team wants out of their back-up QB.

  11. Collusion means that they all (or mostly) conspired to keep him out of the league. If they all INDIVIDUALLY decided they don’t want to hire him, that isn’t collusion, it’s reality. He has no case. A certain QB named Tim has just as strong a case for collusion, but he’s too classy to act like a child and pout.

  12. A backup quarterback should NEVER be a distraction.

    If Aaron Rodgers had Kaepernick’s politics, he would still be a starter and highly paid, so we can’t buy that it’s just his politics that are preventing him from gainful employment in the NFL. There’s a little of both going on and that could also be a reason why Josh Rosen could fall a little in the draft. The bottom line is that EVERYTHING counts. I wouldn’t hire him for a job in my company either. I think he’s a circus and most reasonable people would believe that to be the case as well.

    “We’re going to keep going” doesn’t sound like this person really wants to play football.

  13. knownbutunkown says:

    April 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Who did he kill again? ? Did he beat up a female too? ? Oh wait,he must have multiple DUI’S?? He’s such a bad person to society…

    ————

    He actually is. He was wasting the courts time and resources, which could be used to help those who are actually being downtrodden. This is why people are ushered through the court system. Because there are so many bogus lawsuits filed by people with expensive lawyers. He is pushing the people down that he was supposed to be standing up for.

  14. You don’t have to agree with his cause, but if you get triggered by someone supposedly “disrespecting the flag”, you have a whoooooole lot of growing up to do.

  15. cmoney4949 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.

    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…
    ————–

    Shameful that liberals always insist on comparing clowns to real heroes. Over the last couple years I’ve seen many compared to Jackie Robinson or even MLK, including Kaepernick, Bruce Jenner and Hillary Clinton. What a joke. You shouldn’t make a mockery of real American heroes.

  16. If you just read the posts here it should be obvious why Kapernick doesnt have a job.

    Hes extremely unpopular with a large part of the fan base – and a large fan base is key to all NFL teams.

    You dont need collusion to explain this.

  17. “Kaepernick’s depositions of Goodell and of team owners and personnel staff members, are designed to figure out why Kaepernick can’t get a job.”

    I’m sorry, but Kaepernick already knows why he doesn’t have a job in the NFL. He’s a backup caliber QB who brings with him a truckload of baggage with negative publicity in tow. In addition he has forgotten the most basic of all precepts: No one has a RIGHT to demand a spot on an NFL roster. In fact, no one has a RIGHT to demand to be hired for any job, be it plumber, electrician, teacher, or NFL player. You interview and audition, and if the prospective employer doesn’t like what they see, they look elsewhere.

  18. What is so hard to understand about the “I’m not a good enough football player to be worth the distractions I create for the team” syndrome. Kaepernick just needs to call Tim Tebow who can definitely explain it to him. This a simple situation with no conspiracies or collision involved and a colossal waste of time. He has the right to kneel during the anthem and the team owners have the right to not hire him!

  19. Is that really how he’s dressed to attend depositions of NFL execs? He must be broke if he can only afford a hoodie.

  20. Are they colluding against him? Obviously, yeah. But again, it’s perfectly fine to protest on your own time – everyone in America has that right and I fully support that. But to come to work and protest, and incite protest throughout the workplace…that’s simply not acceptable. In any other profession, you would be fired for that. Why should this be any different?

  21. Much love and support to you Kaep. I’m rooting for you and will definitely be buying Adidas if they are to sign you!

  22. Meh. Kaep’s going to end up with a bigger payday than if some team had simply signed him – and that money will come out of ALL of the owner’s pockets. But the owners have clearly decided keeping the racists happy is more important.

  23. 509seahawks says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:50 am
    knownbutunkown says:

    April 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Who did he kill again? ? Did he beat up a female too? ? Oh wait,he must have multiple DUI’S?? He’s such a bad person to society…
    ——–
    He’s not a good football player. There is your answer. … Please try again playa!Go look at Jimmy G’s last six starts versus kaps! The numbers are the same. And the 49ers got rid of all the WR kap was throwing to, including Torrey smith who was his #1 option at the time

  24. I wish somebody would just sign him and give him a chance, so they can give everyone a training camp to prove that he legitimately won’t make the roster…or vice versa.

  25. dartwick says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:01 am
    If you just read the posts here it should be obvious why Kapernick doesnt have a job.

    Hes extremely unpopular with a large part of the fan base – and a large fan base is key to all NFL teams.
    ———————————————————————-
    Two things about your post.
    1.) The part about “reading the posts HERE…and obvious.
    2.) “extremely unpopular with a large part of the fan base.

    Its easy to get a feeling of camaraderie among your ilk here at PFT.
    There’s enough deflection and fear in these comments to make anyone without a sense of consciousness feel warm and cozy.

    However I do not put much stock into comments from sectors that have learned everything they know about other cultures from tucker carlson.

  26. If I’m the NFL, I get a bunch of tape of him under and over throwing targets, and rifling 5 yard passes through receivers’ hands cued up, play it, then walk out of the room without saying a word.

  27. I would have been OK with just the kneeling. I didn’t like it but that wasn’t a big deal to me. A bigger deal is wearing the Castro shirt–a man who has oppressed his nation for decades. Then he thought it was a good idea to wear the pig socks. On top of that some of the organizations he supports are despicable. Then his girlfriend said some dumb things about the Ravens owner or perhaps he’d already have a job.

    It’s just like Jeff George, Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and T.O. Those guys were still good enough to play but teams had enough of these guys. They weren’t worth the headache. Same with Kaep except he isn’t even good enough to play anymore. Once other teams figured out he couldn’t read defenses it was over for him. Getting beat out by Blaine Gabbert should say enough about his (lack of) QB abilities.

  28. Jimmy G last 6 games. 67%, 1565 yds, 7 td 5 int Qbr 96.2 Highest paid! .. Kap 65% 1302 yds, 9 td 2 int Qbr 96.2 Ain’t good enough to even be in the league. And I’m a 49ers fan that knows the team and the game..

  29. I’m okay with his protesting and whatnot, but I also think he was a so-so QB whose game got figured out by the NFL… so I don’t agree with anyone.

  30. As someone who tends to be more liberal, I can understand the social side of this. However, I am also a lawyer and have handled many cases where employees thought they were unfairly dismissed. Here is the bottom line.

    1. Kaep has 1st Q rights but the workplace can place limitations on those rights. As it happens, the NFL did not have a specific policy on this.

    2. While we are afforded 1st Q rights, there are no guarantees that asserting that right will NOT result in negative consequences. In other words, a positive outcome is not assured.

    3. It will be amazingly tough to prove collusion since each business has the right to separately deny obtaining his employment. Only if they made that decision together would that be an issue. Good luck proving that. Maybe Jerra will produce an email to screw his fellow owners or some other Deux ex machina scenario.

    4. They could go for racial discrimination if they can prove that white players who held similar views and had similar were treated differently. Given the particular issue involved, I doubt that can be proven either.

    In the end, awareness was raised but Kaep just isn’t valuable enough to the entities within the NFL to overcome the issues he presents from a business perspective. They have legal remedies and clearly are pursuing them. However, not only will he not win but each tactic only serves to further alienate those who might employ him. I don’t Kaep as a civil rights icon from a legal perspective.

  31. You really must have some serious brain damage if you can’t grasp that employers aren’t all warm and fuzzy about the idea of alienating a good portion of their fan bases.
    Collusion and common sense aren’t the same thing.What kind of idiot lawyer would even take this case? Time for them to buy some Adidas running shoes so they can start chasing ambulances again.

  32. Why Kaepernick doesn’t have a job? Let’s see. He isn’t good enough to start anywhere and his demands are that he gets to challenge for the starting job wherever he signs. One fluke season where defenses weren’t prepared for a scheme doesn’t make Kaepernick elite. Look what happened when he tried to carry the team. Not to mention the distraction he would cause with the social justice nonsense.

  33. If Kaepernick’s legal bar was merely having to prove that non-football reasons were at least part of why he doesn’t have a job, then he’d have a case. But it’s perfectly legal for any owner to individually decide that not to hire a guy for any reasons he wants, football or otherwise.

    What Kaepernick has to prove is that 2 or more owners made a secret agreement not to sign him. Given that that is not necessary for the current status quo to exist, he has no case. If he was worth his headache, he’d be signed by now. He isn’t, and he’s deliberately hurting his own cause in that because he wants a settlement and martyr status rather than failing on the field again and being forgotten.

    Of course, those who attribute every disagreement with them to racism will never get that.

  34. Why can’t Kaepernick get a job? Why can’t Tim Tebow get a job? Why can’t Johnny Manziel get a job? All would be a huge distraction and disruption for any team that signed any one of them. There would be a huge media crush bugging everyone else on the team and asking about every little thing – except actual football. Why can’t Kaepernick understand that he has alienated the majority of every fan base? What company would hire an new employee that they know has already alienated most of their customers? Why can’t Kaepernick understand that if I took my personal protests to my workplace, I would be fired. My company pays me to do the work that they need me to do – not for me to express my personal political views – that is for my own time. Would a klan member be allowed to wear his klan robes to his office or factory and remain employed?

  35. dcpatfan says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:20 am
    However I do not put much stock into comments from sectors that have learned everything they know about other cultures from tucker carlson.

    ——————————————————————————

    And I doubt guys like “us” put much stock in guys who learned everything they know about race relations from Al Sharpton.

  36. smarter than you says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:29 am
    If I’m the NFL, I get a bunch of tape of him under and over throwing targets, and rifling 5 yard passes through receivers’ hands cued up, play it, then walk out of the room without saying a word.

    —————————
    If Im the NFL I would point out that I dont hire the players and that the teams are separate organizations where I have no power to dictate personell decisions and then ask why they are bothering with me and what they would expect me to do anyhow?

  37. shadywarrior says:
    if you get triggered by someone supposedly “disrespecting the flag”, you have a whoooooole lot of growing up to do.

    –That statement is wrong on so many levels.

  38. knownbutunkown says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:33 am
    Jimmy G last 6 games. 67%, 1565 yds, 7 td 5 int Qbr 96.2 Highest paid! .. Kap 65% 1302 yds, 9 td 2 int Qbr 96.2 Ain’t good enough to even be in the league. And I’m a 49ers fan that knows the team and the game..
    ——————————
    You know those against him and his protest don’t use facts right? They have their own alternative ones. Like he is against the flag for some reason.

  39. Its a difficult one. One thing i love about the NFL is you dont have sponsors names on the shirts, ‘most’ uniforms go way back, love the tradition about the NFL, dont want it turning into the Premiership where you change kits every year just to sell more and more.

    But its the same with politics, keep politics out of the NFL. Lets enjoy the great sport and the traditions (National Anthem etc). Racism, wars in foreign countries etc, keep that out of the NFL. The NFL’s my 3-6 hours of escapism where i can just sit and watch football without worrying about Russia/Syria etc etc.

  40. @knownbutunkown says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Jimmy G last 6 games. 67%, 1565 yds, 7 td 5 int Qbr 96.2 Highest paid! .. Kap 65% 1302 yds, 9 td 2 int Qbr 96.2 Ain’t good enough to even be in the league. And I’m a 49ers fan that knows the team and the game..
    —————————-

    Come on you know that doesnt make sense. I’m no 49ers fan but Jimmy G went 5-0 in those games, forget the stats. Kap went 1-10 !

    Totally agree he should be on a roster, some backups being signed are awful. Matt Cassel ? But its not all about the stats as shown above.

  41. All these people who are like “he’s not a good football player” are the same people screaming WHY WONT ANYONE SIGN TIM TEBOW?!

    Rofl…let’s not pretend this has anything to do with ability and everything to do with optics…optics that didnt even exist in football until GWB.

  42. So many Jokes start off like this format:
    “Colin Kaepernick walks into league office” now we just need a good punchline.

  43. cmoney4949 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.
    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…

    bridgeh2o says:

    Kaepernick offended scores of Cuban Americans by wearing a very offensive Fidel Castro shirt-on purpose. Castro was a brutal dictator that many Cuban Americans hate because Castro either KILLED or exiled thousands of his own people. I take great offense to this, I am latino.

    Robinson went through pure hell and racism at a time prior to civil rights. Kaepernick enjoys much freedom and hasn’t come close to the racism that Robinson endured.
    Kaep seems to be a divider, not a unifier.
    Kneels for the flag.
    Wears pig socks.

    You may think those aren’t offensive, but millions of us do.
    Robinson is a true hero.

    True heroes DO NOT offend races or large swaths of Americans-black, white, latinos, Asians, etc. the way Kaep did by kneeling. It was the wrong way to do things, and it STILL is.

    Good day sir.

  44. Legitimate question that no one answers. “If” the point of the protest was to raise awareness, and to start a dialogue, and all of that. I have to say it was a success. We are all aware.

    So if the goal was to raise awareness, and awareness has indeed been raised, why continue to take a knee? What does the kneeling represent now? It originally represented raising awareness, but we have gotten beyond that. So now what is the kneeling for? I think that’s the thing that liberals can’t grasp. Why continue to take a knee? I realize asking this question makes me a racist, but I’m just curious the reason to continue kneeling. At some point it needs to move beyond a demonstration and become taking action. I think a LOT more people would support him if he said “I took a knee to raise awareness and we successfully did that. But now I can appreciate those folks who served and support the military, so I will now stand to not disrespect them while continuing my fight against injustices”. Why is that wrong? Why can’t people compromise anymore? You did your thing. It worked. Now co ringing is beyond awareness and is now strictly disrespect

  45. cmoney4949 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.

    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…
    ________________

    Sadly your boy kaep gave up on his protest last year remember…
    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/02/colin-kaepernick-plans-to-stand-for-the-national-anthem/
    Way to stand up for something you believe in…

  46. So fed up of this guy and his supporters. No he is not good, he is below average. The defense and running game carried the team to the super bowl, not his passing.

  47. It’s a TRAP! says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    cmoney4949 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.

    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…
    ________________

    Sadly your boy kaep gave up on his protest last year remember…
    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/02/colin-kaepernick-plans-to-stand-for-the-national-anthem/
    Way to stand up for something you believe in…

    —————
    I recall that from last year, but then he recently told the Seahawks that he would not commit to not protesting. So its kind of hard to get a picture, or if you do get one how can you know it will be the same down the road? One of the things I hate about Trump (mentioned above) is how he is all over the place constantly going back on things he said. So here is Kaepernick reversing himslf twice on the same issue. With either guy there is nothing you can ever depend on.

  48. 509seahawks says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:50 am
    knownbutunkown says:

    April 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Who did he kill again? ? Did he beat up a female too? ? Oh wait,he must have multiple DUI’S?? He’s such a bad person to society…
    ——–
    He’s not a good football player. There is your answer.

    ___________________________

    Nope, sorry. I think Kaepernick is a dunce but his #s are easily good enough that he should be on a roster. He isn’t playing because of his antics, which he every right to engage in, just like the owners have the right to disapprove and not hire him.

  49. So let’s say a team signs him as a backup. What then? After a year, do they get sued so they can “figure out” why they’re not starting him? Where does the BS stop? The lawyers will tell you “as soon as the money runs out.”

  50. Non-PC crowd: “Everything’s too PC!”
    CK: “Hold my beer.”
    Non-PC crowd: “Everything’s too non-PC!”

  51. Serious question….does Kaepernick even want to play?
    I’ve never actually heard say he was serious about playing or reducing his salary demands or agreeing to keep his activism reserved for off-the-field so that he can play. I seriously question whether he even wants to play. His actions would indicate he’s not all that serious about suiting up.

  52. Hey nerd, you’re unemployed and you walked into an office complex with a duffle bag.

    I’m going to show you up and carry my samsonite briefcase into the gym tonight.

  53. “I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference.”
    ————————————————————————
    How is Adidas supporting him? They said they would sign him IF he got signed by an NFL team. As for now, they haven’t put any support behind him. Nothing is stopping them from signing him now…so why haven’t they?

  54. baseballiseasymoney says:
    Blah blah blah anti-American….
    blah blah blah disrespect the flag….
    blah blah blah disrespect the military…
    blah blah blah boycott…
    Got it.

    — No, it’s quite obvious that you really don’t and probably never will.

  55. lambchop731 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:13 am
    Much love and support to you Kaep. I’m rooting for you and will definitely be buying Adidas if they are to sign you!
    —————————————
    Rooting? LOL

  56. A lot of comments for people that “don’t care” about Kap.

    And a lot of Adidas boycotts for people that care so much about the flag and FREE SPEECH.

    America, home of the hypocrite.

  57. The only winners in Kaepernick’s case are his lawyers. He isn’t winning the case without hard evidence of collusion, which he doesn’t have. It’s time for he and his followers to realize his time in the NFL is over. Colin, like many athletes before him, started taking bad advice from opportunists that didn’t have his best interests in mind. That bad advice led to his poor decisions and the end of his NFL career. Kaep has no one to blame but himself.

  58. Kaepernick doesn’t want to play football! He just wants to extort millions from the NFL! He has obviously been studying other rabble rousers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson!

  59. Wait till he see’s that legal bill! Radicalization can be expensive. Why Adidas wants to support those that hate our great country so much is confusing.

  60. I wasn’t really on either side of the Kaep debate until his crazy GF called Ravens owner Biscotti a slave owner and suggested Ray Lewis was a slave. This was right before they were probably going to hire him.

    After that the Ravens pulled any potential offers a and she put it in his head there was collusion. I’m no Ravens fan,but you just can’t do that and expect a job afterwards.

    She basically brainwashed him and ruined his career. No sympathy.

  61. whooligun says:
    April 17, 2018 at 1:44 pm
    A lot of comments for people that “don’t care” about Kap.

    And a lot of Adidas boycotts for people that care so much about the flag and FREE SPEECH.

    America, home of the hypocrite.
    ——————————————

    I haven’t seen anyone say the government needs to make Adidas shut up and not associate with Colon. That would be a free speech violation. The people saying they won’t buy Adidas is something you would call free market capitalism. It’s one of the many things that has made this country the best. Companies that make great products and want our money until they decide they don’t need our money anymore then the customer goes to the other company that still wants our money. It’s fairly basic really.

  62. mack2x says:
    April 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    baseballiseasymoney says:
    Blah blah blah anti-American….
    blah blah blah disrespect the flag….
    blah blah blah disrespect the military…
    blah blah blah boycott…
    Got it.

    — No, it’s quite obvious that you really don’t and probably never will.

    —————————–

    Likewise my friend. Likewise.

  63. Suing the NFL and deposing owners and coaches is a bad way to go about getting owners and coaches to want to have you as a member of their team and organization.

    Kaepernick may have 2nd or 3rd back up QB talent, but what organization wants the media shark frenzy that comes with him.

    He is a poison pill to any team and locker room.

  64. “He deserves a chance.”
    —————————————
    How many other thousands of NFL players could say the same thing….who feel their career got shorted due to injury, unfair bias, mean coaches, bad press, fill-in-the-blank. Why is Kaep’s situation so much more righteous and virtuous than all the other countless players who have a grievance with how their careers ended?
    Why is Kaep’s story worth printing over and over and from 100 different angles?

  65. Yeah, he’s doing great. He got all the attention he wanted in spite of the fact that he’s not a good QB.

  66. neatpete1 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm
    It’s a TRAP! says:
    April 17, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    cmoney4949 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.

    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…
    ________________

    Sadly your boy kaep gave up on his protest last year remember…
    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/02/colin-kaepernick-plans-to-stand-for-the-national-anthem/
    Way to stand up for something you believe in…

    —————
    I recall that from last year, but then he recently told the Seahawks that he would not commit to not protesting. So its kind of hard to get a picture, or if you do get one how can you know it will be the same down the road? One of the things I hate about Trump (mentioned above) is how he is all over the place constantly going back on things he said. So here is Kaepernick reversing himslf twice on the same issue. With either guy there is nothing you can ever depend on.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    His entire protest happened while he had a guaranteed salary no matter what they tried to do to him at the time. He said he would stand last year because he wanted a job. That statement was made the day he opted out of his contract and needed income. Since then his martyrdom has been fun for him because he values being worshiped by the throngs of morons who think they know how everything went down but never bothered to look for or accept the actual facts. If he were to commit to the Seahawks one way or the other then his collusion case is terminated and his martyr status is jeopardized. Kaepernick has done as little as possible to actually get a job. Any interest shown him has been met with controversy aimed at shutting down the interest. (Committing to standing with the Seahawks, GF crazy comments when being considered by the Ravens). He is a manipulating opportunist, not a football player, leader or even activist.

  67. @cmoney4949 – I voted for Obama twice, didn’t vote for Trump or Hillary as both were horrible horrible candidates. So I’m not a racist trump trash cultist as you put it, but I still think Kap is wrong here and so I wonder about your point. I think there was outrage over Robinson because he was breaking the color barrier and white fans didn’t want a black player in their game. Thank God that changed, but Kap isn’t doing that. He’s causing a divide over something that has nothing to with sports or the ability to play sports. I understand and can agree with the point of his protest, but not on a platform that’s not his, and not one that is so purposely offensive to 90% of the paying fans who are proud of their country even with the huge blemishes that we have. It’s spitting in the face of your customer which makes no sense. Teams don’t want someone who is going to openly insult their customers and as far as I can see it, that makes perfect sense not to have him on your team. As for Adidas, why boycott Adidas over their support of Kap? It’s just silly, a bit hateful, and no one will care if you do (not talking to you cmoney4949.) If anything you should boycott them for being sleazy and taking advantage of this situation. We all have to be a little bit more supportive of each other. Stop the hate except…Eagles Suck! Dallas Sucks! Redskins Suck!

  68. Dude is just a poor QB. In his last 20 NFL starts he lost 16 times or he was an 80% loser! What was his weight in his best year compared to today? It does not appear he wants to play in the NFL again based on his lack of serious training. Maybe Adidas can hire him to help with Public Relations.

  69. psj3809 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Come on you know that doesnt make sense. I’m no 49ers fan but Jimmy G went 5-0 in those games, forget the stats. Kap went 1-10 !
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    People seem to conveniently forget that after Harbaugh was fired, the 49ers imploded. No quarterback would have success with that team, that was coached by Tomsula and then Kelly, neither of whom were fit to coach an NFL team.

  70. When every owner decides a player is more trouble than he is worth, that’s not collusion, that’s a consensus. If he actually wanted to play ball, he would announce he had made his point, and stop dragging the NFL into something that they have no control over. Seems like he’s desperate to drag out his 15 minutes. His goal of resolving social problems is great, but he’s not going to be successful at doing both at the same time.

  71. bcmcknight77 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:59 am
    All these people who are like “he’s not a good football player” are the same people screaming WHY WONT ANYONE SIGN TIM TEBOW?!

    Rofl…let’s not pretend this has anything to do with ability and everything to do with optics…optics that didnt even exist in football until GWB.

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    Tell that to Warren Moon and do try and keep a straight face.

  72. gtodriver says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:52 am
    cmoney4949 says:
    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference.
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    Other than being benched for Blaine Gabbert, what difference has Kaepernick made that is worthy of an endorsement contract of any kind?
    (the endorsement for “riding the pine” is his only action worth anything)

    He was recovering from injury and surgeries. once healthy he was the started and not too bad for a bad team. sorry good try

  73. rcali says:
    Why Adidas wants to support those that hate our great country so much is confusing.

    –It’s a business opportunity, They want to shoe the sheep.

  74. jfmill66 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    sorry you are misguided also. How many times do players commit crimes and stay in the league? Rueben Foster is a prime example and he is on a team. His cause has worked face it. the nfl has donated money to inner city project, so has Kap. Its not against the military or police its against social injustice and the majority of ass hats on this thread. Shut up and pick cotton boy, is basically what the owners and the loser president is saying.

  75. knownbutunkown says:

    April 17, 2018 at 11:20 am

    509seahawks says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:50 am
    knownbutunkown says:

    April 17, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Who did he kill again? ? Did he beat up a female too? ? Oh wait,he must have multiple DUI’S?? He’s such a bad person to society…
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    He’s not a good football player. There is your answer. … Please try again playa!Go look at Jimmy G’s last six starts versus kaps! The numbers are the same. And the 49ers got rid of all the WR kap was throwing to, including Torrey smith who was his #1 option at the time
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    Kaepernick got benched for Blaine Gabbert. There is your answer.

  76. cmoney4949 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.

    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…
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    You’re the obvious racist here. DeShaun Watson is a black man playing QB & gets nothing but praise. Kaepernick was great for about 2 years until defenses figured him out. Kaep lost his job to career bust, Blaine Gabbert. Kaep averaged 12 passing tds & 2,000 yards a season with an under 60% completion rate.

  77. I just cannot understand why he is not employed as a quarterback. I mean the poor guy is suing his prospective employer to extort a job offer!

    Doesn’t that prove he is the kind of leader you want for your team?

  78. cmoney4949 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 10:42 am
    I love Adidas, good for them supporting a man making a difference. Just like Jackie Robinson, people didn’t think the game should have a black man playing it. He was called all kinds of names and beamed with pitches. Imagine if he would have given up like most of the bigots wanted.

    Let’s see the racist comments from the trump trash cultist who are supposed to be boycotting…
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    Wow, i don’t even know where to start…how about comparing Kap to Jackie Robinson, who was an actual hero. Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play major league baseball in the modern era. Colin Kaepernick wore pig socks…. I don’t want to over simplify, so I’ll be more specific. JR fought against actual racial discrimination and won over the country because we do believe in equality (of OPPORTUNITY). Kaep, after meeting some awful woman in BLM became the SJW poster child, finding outrage in everything and declaring racism when & where it became convenient for him to do so. Was he kneeling before or after he got benched? If he was discriminated against would he have had a job as a starting QB/big fat contract to lose???

    You can keep calling anyone who disagrees with you “bigot” because it is obvious projection from people who arent good enough to make it on their own…like you (Cmoney)for example…whenever something doesn’t go your way it is probably all because of discrimination or some type of bias, isn’t it? SJWs are going to get swallowed up by the world because of an inability to compete or even just keep up with society; they will end up being confined to Women’s or Cultural Studies programs at schools and/or work at Starbucks (maybe next to Colin Kaepernick) serving Soy lattes.

  79. 2 owners not talking and they both hate Kaep – not collusion

    2 owners trading emails and both insulting Kaep but not saying they will agree to block him from employment – also not collusion

    2 owners each saying they will not hire him but not telling the other owner what to do or making a pact to ban him – still not collusion

    2 owners sending texts or emails to each other saying they both agree to ban Kaepernick from the NFL – now you have collusion.

    Good luck with that.

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    Tell that to Warren Moon and do try and keep a straight face.

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    People who think 2018 is just like 1978 are so cute!

  81. psj3809 says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:58 am
    @knownbutunkown says:
    April 17, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Jimmy G last 6 games. 67%, 1565 yds, 7 td 5 int Qbr 96.2 Highest paid! .. Kap 65% 1302 yds, 9 td 2 int Qbr 96.2 Ain’t good enough to even be in the league. And I’m a 49ers fan that knows the team and the game..
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    Come on you know that doesnt make sense. I’m no 49ers fan but Jimmy G went 5-0 in those games, forget the stats. Kap went 1-10 !

    Totally agree he should be on a roster, some backups being signed are awful. Matt Cassel ? But its not all about the stats as shown above.

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    Before you go getting ahead of yourselves. The stats are similar but here is the important stat that you are forgetting – Kap last 6 games 1 – 5, Jimmy G last 6 games 5 -1.

    Does he have the talent to be a backup, sure does. However, all of this political and legal posturing makes him to much of a distraction. So backup talent and diva level or higher distraction equals not on a team.

  82. =====
    And a lot of Adidas boycotts for people that care so much about the flag and FREE SPEECH.

    America, home of the hypocrite.
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    Free speech doesn’t mean no one can disagree with him. It doesn’t even mean that customers can’t vote with their wallet to get the NFL to stop allowing and thus tacitly endorsing his speech on their platform.

    It only means the government cannot arrest or otherwise punish him.

    If anyone is a hypocrite here, it’s you, because you staunchly defend the speech of those you like and try to deny the speech of those you dislike.

  83. @niners816 says:

    He looks even better on the unemployment line. I’m actually proud of the owners for taking a stance against someone who is anti American. Disrespect the flag and you don’t play. Simple.
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    But disrespect and violate women and still sign on the dotted line. Disrespect the flag. Most of you don’t know what that means. Or else you’d be standing in your living room.

  84. J will says:
    April 23, 2018 at 1:34 pm
    @niners816 says:

    He looks even better on the unemployment line. I’m actually proud of the owners for taking a stance against someone who is anti American. Disrespect the flag and you don’t play. Simple.
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    But disrespect and violate women and still sign on the dotted line. Disrespect the flag. Most of you don’t know what that means. Or else you’d be standing in your living room.
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    I’m sure some do. I won’t go out of my way waiting for the anthem but if it is played I stop what I’m doing and stand. That hasn’t really happened in the last couple years because I won’t turn on a game until I am certain it has started because watching people disrespect the flag absolutely disgusts me. I can recognize the right for people to do as they please but that doesn’t mean I have to condone it. That may seem weird to you but it is a natural response from 5 decades of being around military as a dependent, active duty member, spouse and retiree. I’ve known people who lost their lives serving under that flag and there is absolutely no way I would ever disrespect them or what that flag stands for.

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