Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, and he’s claiming that it’s due to a conspiracy in the NFL against him. He’s filed an official grievance against the League.
The filing claims the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”
Yup. You just keep spreading that conspiracy, bud.
In a statement just released by ESPN, Kaepernick’s lawyer said “If the NFL (as well as all professional sports teams) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful protest — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government. Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance. Colin Kaepernick’s goal has always been, and remains, to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field.”
The grievance comes after months of debate over whether Kaepernick was being blacklisted by the NFL following the “taking a knee” protest movement he began last year. That would be unlikely, given the number of coaches who approved of their players collectively taking the knee in defiance of President Donald Trump.
If coaches truly cared about their players taking a knee, we wouldn’t have seen dozens of players do so just a few weeks ago.
Perhaps there’s another reason why Kaepernick isn’t being signed: He’s just not that good.
As Ben Shapiro once put it…
Funny, it seems like @Kaepernick7 suddenly realized America sucked right around the time he started to.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 28, 2016
Of course, Kapernick is trying to save his ego by blaming his lack of employment on his protest antics. To me, he sounds like another entitled millionaire who just can’t face the truth about his performance.
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