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  • Mike Francesa: Kaepernick Doesn't Actually Want To Play In NFL

    11/18/2019 3:45:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    WFAN ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2019 - 4:05 PM | MIKE'S ON
    Mike Francesa: Kaepernick Doesn't Actually Want To Play In NFL "He Wants To Cash In Against The League And Off The Field" On Saturday, free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed a 40-minute workout in front of representatives from eight teams. Originally, 25 teams planned to be in attendance for the workout, that was previously scheduled to be at the Atlanta Falcons training facility. The location of the practice was changed shortly before the start of the workout because of a disagreement over the terms of the workout between Kaepernick's representatives and the NFL. WFAN's Mike Francesa explained his thoughts on...
  • Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t expect NFL job offer, ESPN analysts say

    11/18/2019 11:15:41 AM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Cleveland ^ | 11/18/19
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If there is anything we learned from the fiasco that was Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday is that it was more about appearances than it was ever about football. For the league, the original, hastily organized, workout seemed to be about protecting itself from a potential second collusion lawsuit than giving Kaepernick another chance to play in the NFL. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have put media restrictions on it or presented him with an “unusual” waiver to sign just hours before. For Kaepernick, the workout, which was scrapped and moved at the last minute to a high school 60...
  • The Morning Briefing: Inevitable-Everyone Hates Kaepernick Now

    11/18/2019 5:12:58 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2019 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    He Finally Did ItIn the three years since Colin Kaepernick knelt his way off of the San Francisco 49ers and out of the National Football League, the one thing the drama has lacked is ambivalence. People either hated him or viewed him as social hero who was being mistreated and prevented from playing the game he loves. Now everybody just hates him. Throughout his supposedly unwanted hiatus from football, Kaepernick and those representing him have insisted that he is staying in playing shape and merely wanted a chance to showcase his skills for a team.Last week, the NFL offered him that...
  • No offers, no workout invitations for Colin Kaepernick after Saturday’s session

    11/18/2019 2:02:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 17, 2019 | Mike Florio
    In the aftermath of Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout, some in league circles have suggested that nothing will change. For now, nothing has changed. Per a league source, Kaepernick’s representatives have not heard from any teams with either an invitation to work out privately or an offer to sign a contract.
  • NFL rumors: Evaluators not blown away by Colin Kaepernick’s “average” workout

    11/17/2019 8:16:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 11/17/19 | Marcus White
    Colin Kaepernick showed off his arm strength in a highly publicized workout at a high school outside of Atlanta on Saturday, but the former 49ers quarterback reportedly didn't "blow away" any talent evaluators. Kaepernick showed he was "[good] enough to be on a roster, likely backup level" in the eyes of a "consensus scouting report" NFL Media's Ian Rapoport gathered, citing sources, but his colleague Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that there didn't seem to be much interest in Kaepernick. "He had to blow some teams away," Garafolo said Sunday on "NFL GameDay." "He didn't do that." Kaepernick's "velocity was real...
  • Colin Kaepernick Wears ‘Kunta Kinte’ T-Shirt After Ditching NFL-Organized Workout

    11/17/2019 11:40:16 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 11/16/2019 | warner huston
    Colin Kaepernick abruptly canceled the workout the NFL scheduled for him Saturday, and instead worked out at a local Atlanta high school wearing a shirt comparing himself to a slave. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played since the end of the 2016 season, the same season he began protesting against the country as the national anthem played. But his exclusion from pro football has been a focus of attention as supporters claim he has been “blackballed” from the league for his extreme, left-wing activism.
  • JAY-Z DISAPPOINTED IN KAEPERNICK ... 'Turned A Legitmate Work Out Into A Publicity Stunt'

    11/17/2019 10:41:04 AM PST · by RummyChick · 65 replies
    tmz ^ | 11/17/2019 | tmz
    Jay-Z is unhappy with the way Colin Kaepernick handled his workout on Saturday -- our sources feel Colin "turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt." As we previously reported, Colin bailed on the NFL's workout Saturday and held his own workout instead. Colin claims he wanted transparency -- insisting the NFL would not allow him to have media at the workout. Sources close to Jay-Z tell us ... Jay is unhappy with the way things went down because he feels the league was genuine in trying to give Colin an opportunity. Colin went through with his workout at a...

    11/17/2019 9:52:24 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | 17 Nov 2019 | Paul Mirengof
    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 wasn’t discriminated against because he’s black and he wasn’t discriminated against because he’s over 40. He was discriminated because he’s 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...
  • NFL ‘Disappointed’ at Kaepernick for Not Appearing at Workout

    11/16/2019 9:33:42 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16, 2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    The NFL arranged a workout for Colin Kaepernick that was going to be attended by more than two dozen teams. However, after Kaepernick refused to agree to the league’s conditions regarding the workout, the league’s original anthem protester did a work out at a local Atlanta high school instead. The NFL released a lengthy statement to describe their disappointment at Kaepernick for choosing to work out at the high school:

    11/16/2019 2:56:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 106 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/19
    2:42 PM PT -- Colin's workout appears to have just finished -- about an hour and a half after it got started. He's made his way over to a gate where it looks like he's signing autographs as the media looks on from afar. 2:00 PM PT -- The NFL just released a statement saying that Colin actually MISSED his scheduled workout, which seems to imply that whatever he's doing right now is NOT NFL sponsored. The league goes on to say that despite its best efforts to cooperate with him and his team's ever-changing requests ... he pulled out...
  • Colin Kaepernick moves comeback workout 60 miles away from NFL-organized event

    11/16/2019 1:56:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/16/19 updated 9 mins ago
    ATLANTA -- Nearly three years after playing his last NFL game, Colin Kaepernick is looking to make a comeback. Representatives from more than two dozen teams were expected to attend a workout organized by the NFL at the Falcon's training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, at 3 p.m. EST, but the NFL announced that Kaepernick's representatives said venue moved to a high school in Riverdale, Georgia, about 60 miles away.
  • Atlanta resident tells 'un-American loser' Colin Kaepernick to 'get out of my town'

    11/16/2019 11:22:36 AM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Atlanta resident tells 'un-American loser' Colin Kaepernick to 'get out of my town' as anthem protester prepares to work out in front of 25 NFL teams in hopes of getting signed A protester outside the Georgia training facility on Saturday where Colin Kaepernick is due to work out for several NFL teams carried an American flag and brought a sign calling the controversial quarterback an 'un-American loser' who should 'get out of my town.' Another protester put up a sign that read 'Stand up for the flag'. A number of miniature Stars and Stripes were seen in the lawn in...
  • Colin 'Kunta Kinte' Kaepernick Is Not A Slave. He's Just An Average Quarterback

    11/18/2019 8:19:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/18/2019 | Ian Haworth
    After capitulating to mounting pressure from Colin Kaepernick and his political base, the NFL announced that they would organize a private workout for the former quarterback, whose absence from the league since 2016 has been at the center of an ongoing feud. His advocates argue, without any evidence, that the refusal of all NFL teams to sign Kaepernick is a symptom of white supremacy in action. Anyone with any understanding of statistics or private enterprise understand that the true reason for Kaepernick’s free agency is the fact that he is a demonstrably average quarterback. Kaepernick’s supporters, who demand that the...
  • Dan Patrick: Jay-Z 'Pressured' Roger Goodell to Schedule Colin Kaepernick Workout

    11/15/2019 7:28:19 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | | Nov 15 2019 | Ryan Glasspiegel
    This Colin Kaepernick workout situation has been haphazard and it's hard to know exactly what to make from it. Beyond that, where did it come from? Dan Patrick has a source who believes Jay-Z was behind the decision for the NFL to grant him this workout: Patrick said: "According to my source, Jay-Z said that he took a reputational bullet for the Commissioner when they had that press conference [with] his new role in the NFL. Social agenda. Social injustice. He was gonna help with the entertainment for halftime. All of this. My source said that Jay-Z was pressuring the...
  • Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout: Everything we know so far

    11/16/2019 7:27:31 AM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/16/19 | Thomas Barrabi
    Details on Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout at the #Falcons facility that has the feel of a Combine:— It begins at 3 pm— Interview is at 3:15 pm— Measurements, stretching & warmups are next.— Timing & testing at 3:50 pm— QB drills at 4:15All parts recorded for 32 teams.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2019 Reid, who plays for the Carolina Panthers, is one of several critics to express skepticism that Kaepernick’s league-arranged workout is a genuine path back to the NFL. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” Reid told reporters on Wednesday. “At this point, it feels like...
  • Jay-Z partnership is perfect cover for NFL’s ‘social justice’ pandering

    08/19/2019 12:46:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | Phil Mushnick
    This week, the NFL, with its $42 million-per man at the wheel, committed another act of putting up while shutting up. It named Jay-Z and his entertainment/rep company Roc Nation to “enhance the NFL’s live game experiences and to amplify the league’s social justice efforts.” Jay-Z also will contribute to and supervise Super Bowl halftime acts. Of course, having named the fabulously wealthy and popular rapper its “social justice” monitor, no one from the NFL — certainly not Goodell — would dare read the lyrics of the scores of numbers that have brought Jay-Z his fame, fortune and, now, NFL-assigned...
  • You know things are bad when the PC mob comes for Jay-Z

    08/18/2019 11:26:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 18 2019 | Karol Markowicz
    We regret to inform you that Jay-Z has been canceled. No, it’s not his future ­album, or his next concert, that has been canceled — but Jay-Z, the human being. He has been axed, nixed, non-personed. On Wednesday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay-Z announced a partnership between the league and the legendary rapper’s entertainment company, Roc Nation. The partnership would be part entertainment and part activism and involve the NFL’s “Inspire Change” campaign, which will promote criminal-justice reform and better police-community relations. The online backlash came ­almost instantaneously. The ­anger at Jay-Z involved his support for Colin Kaepernick, the...
  • The NFL’s Newest Best Friend Forever: Jay-Z

    08/17/2019 5:00:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | August 17, 2019 | Carl Horowitz
    When it comes to racial shakedowns, few organizations succumb on a grander scale than the National Football League. This tendency was on full display on Tuesday when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and black rapper/business mogul Jay-Z announced a multiyear partnership “to enhance the NFL’s live game experiences and to amplify the league’s social justice efforts.” More plainly, the league is about to entangle itself further with political radicalism. Goodell and company may believe that the pact is good for public relations, but they could not be more wrong. The NFL for many years has been a prime target of black...
  • Jay-Z Throws Kaepernick Under the Bus

    08/15/2019 12:56:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | August 15, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Jay-Z being hired by the NFL. We were going to get into this yesterday and of course time expired before I had a chance to get into it. And here’s what happened: Jay-Z’s real name is Shawn Carter. He’s the husband of Beyonce. And they’ve put together a massive musical empire. His net worth reportedly is a billion dollars. You should know that’s not enough to own an NFL team. You need more than that to be approved for ownership. It’s not enough anymore. So the NFL has hired Jay-Z essentially as music director for the Super Bowl halftime...
  • Kaepernick attorney slams Jay-Z for 'cold-blooded' deal to promote social justice with NFL

    08/20/2019 9:10:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Bowden - 08/20/19 | John Bowden - 08/20/19
    An attorney representing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sharply criticized rapper Jay-Z on Tuesday after Jay-Z met with NFL officials to speak about social justice issues while Kaepernick remains unemployed. SNIP Mark Geragos, who is representing Kaepernick in his dealings with the NFL, told ABC News that the partnership amounted to crossing an "intellectual picket line." "This deal between Jay-Z and the NFL crosses the intellectual picket line," Geragos told ABC. "I can confirm to you that the deal was already done prior to any conversation that [Kaepernick] had with Jay-Z and he certainly didn’t have any conversations...