Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was supposed to work out for the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the team postponed it because Kaepernick didn’t say he would stop kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial inequality.
After arranging for Colin Kaepernick to work out for the Seahawks this week, Seattle postponed the trip when the quarterback declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, league sources tell ESPN. More ahead on NFL Live now.
This is just the latest example of the NFL telling on itself. Throughout the 2017 season, far inferior quarterbacks were signed and given an opportunity to have a chance to either start or serve as a backup while Kaepernick remained unsigned.
“Seattle still is considering bringing in Kaepernick for a tryout and no decisions are final” a source told Schefter.
In March, the quarterback put a video of himself working out, showing off his rocket arm, demonstrating that he is still in shape to compete.
Yup, Colin Kaepernick still has an absolute CANNON. (IG/Hidalgoj8) https://t.co/LekooZvg5C
And this goes to the crux of the issue. The NFL wants to make it seem like they’re serious about addressing racial inequality by setting up fundraisers to organizations. Robert Kraft even visited Meek Mill. But when it comes to appropriately addressing the person who helped start the movement and discussion in the league, Kaepernick continues to get blackballed.
It is still early in the offseason, so it remains to be seen what will happen to him in the upcoming months and if this trend continues.