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Sunday, October 08, 2017

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has told CBS that he would stand during the national anthem if given a chance to play football in the NFL again.

According to a report by Jason La Canfora on Sunday, Kaepernick has been living in New York and working out privately in New Jersey with the hope of signing with a team this season.

Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem last season to bring more attention to the killings of black men by police officers. The protests spread this season after the former San Francisco 49er was unable to sign on with another team.

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LMFAO. I won't hold my breath for the numerous posters on this site to admit it, I was right last year and this year. Turns out making money is more important to him then police killing black men. What a f--king loser. He can stand in the unemployment line.

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This is a false news story Gracie. It's being corrected pretty quickly.

"Turns out making money is more important to him then police killing black men." Nice to hear the "patriot" fakers know exactly what is going on.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:06 PM | Reply

This was reported on Action Jackson News, our local news station. I had no reason to doubt them or their sports writer.

#2 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-10-08 06:09 PM | Reply

--he would stand during the national anthem if given a chance to play football in the NFL again.

lol. Selling out his alleged "principles" for cash.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-08 06:13 PM | Reply

And he is still not signed in spite of everyone here saying taking the knee would not hurt his career. It did.

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-10-08 06:15 PM | Reply

Sorry, this was reported before the season ever started. Kap did announce that he would stand for the anthem moving forward if he was signed by a NFL team.

His point has been made, and his actions and works off the field only underscore his sincerity in bringing needed light to our ongoing national tragedy keeping equal treatment under the law from being a reality for those murdered without being convicted of any crime at the hands of law enforcement.

As the shirt LeBron James wore before a recent game says

We march - y'all mad

We sit - y'all mad

We speak up - y'all mad

We die - y'all silent

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 06:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

As the shirt LeBron James wore...

Lebron James: net worth $400 million. Annual salary 30 million.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-08 06:21 PM | Reply

Colin Kaepernick says he will not protest the national anthem in 2017

Alex Hider

11:46 AM, Mar 2, 2017

Don't know what he's saying today, but this report is over 8 months old.

#7 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 06:24 PM | Reply

I saw this:

UPDATE: CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora clarified that he did not speak to Colin Kaepernick about standing for the national anthem specifically.

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Wanted to clarify one thing regarding @Kaepernick7. When I was asked about his whether or not he would sit or stand for anthem ...
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Standing for Anthem wasn't something that I spoke to Colin about sat. I relayed what had been reported about him standing in the future...
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Reports about @Kaepernick7 standing for anthem had not been refuted. However, I cant say if they are true or not. Colin and I didn't discuss
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Colin would have to address any future demonstrations. I didn't ask him if he would sit or stand. Our chat primarily about his will to play
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I know @Kaepernick7 is fully committed to playing football and helping those in need. What he would do during the Anthem I do not know
12:48 PM - Oct 8, 2017
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#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:28 PM | Reply

Colin Kaepernick Retweeted
ABC News‏Verified account @ABC 3h3 hours ago
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Replying to @ABC
UPDATE: NFL reporter now says he never asked Colin Kaepernick if he'd stand for the national anthem.
abcn.ws

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:30 PM | Reply

Colin Kaepernick Retweeted
Samuel Sinyangwe‏Verified account @samswey 5h5 hours ago
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White supremacy is the power to define kneeling as more disrespectful than the murder of black lives.Samuel Sinyangwe added,
Vice President PenceVerified account @VP
I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.
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Reply 231 Retweet 7.1K Like 15K Direct message

#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:30 PM | Reply

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COMMON‏Verified account @common 2h2 hours ago
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I stand with @Kaepernick7 in memory of Tamir Rice, Aiyana Jones, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner + the countless victims of police violence.

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:30 PM | Reply

Colin Kaepernick Retweeted
Michael Skolnik‏Verified account @MichaelSkolnik 40m40 minutes ago
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🎯Michael Skolnik added,
Cam InmanVerified account @CamInman
#49ers Eric Reid on VP Mike Pence exit: "This was like a PR stunt. This is what systemic oppression looks like"
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#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:31 PM | Reply

#8

That's why I commented. La Canfora has no personal idea what Kap intends to do, he was just misquoted by others and jumped out to say he has no idea. I posted a story from 8 months ago, and it wasn't the only one. So the notion Kap wouldn't continue to protest isn't new or newsbreaking in the least.

#13 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 06:31 PM | Reply

And on his Twitter page, Colin is wearing a hoodie that says "I know my rights"

#14 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:31 PM | Reply

Should have been #12, sorry.

#15 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 06:32 PM | Reply

People are f'd for taking joy in the systematic killing of American citizens.

#16 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:32 PM | Reply

#13 - They're all fake Tony:

Colin Kaepernick Retweeted
NESSA‏Verified account @nessnitty 4h4 hours ago
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The reports that Colin will stand for the anthem are completely false! He has never discussed this with anyone.

#17 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:33 PM | Reply

Posting twitter feeds is retarded.

#18 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-08 06:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It doesn't matter what Kaepernick does any more. He's done his work to show how a great swath of this country still takes joy in the idea of oppression of the God-given Rights of some Americans.

That's the real point.

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14

Let me be clear, Kap isn't giving up the fight, he allegedly told some people months ago that he would stand for the anthem if he were employed this season. He understands economic reality. His name will forever be linked with the issue whether he sits, stands, or kneels moving forward.

One thing does not mean the other. Kap has the right to do whatever he wants and knows it. So should every other player regardless of what they choose to do. They all have their rights.

#20 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 06:35 PM | Reply

Posting twitter feeds is retarded.

#18 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2017-10-08 06:33 PM | FLAG:

You'd rather spin than see them talk.

#21 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:35 PM | Reply

#19 |

Yes.

#22 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 06:35 PM | Reply

#18 - Hates to see people have a voice. Only wants Nazis and Trump mouthpieces to speak. Everyone else has to shut up.

#23 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-10-08 06:37 PM | Reply

As the shirt LeBron James wore before a recent game says

We march - y'all mad

We sit - y'all mad

We speak up - y'all mad

We die - y'all silent

Why is it that white folks can see Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs and little green space aliens ... but can't see racism?

#24 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-10-08 06:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

For giggles Google 2017 Public appearances by Kaepernick. I had a hard time finding ANYTHING that was not self serving. Nothing about the issues he claims to be so near and dear to his heart.

#25 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-10-08 07:13 PM | Reply

Broken by the Man, or missing the paycheck? ...you decide.

#26 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-08 07:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

For giggles Google 2017 Public appearances by Kaepernick. I had a hard time finding ANYTHING that was not self serving. Nothing about the issues he claims to be so near and dear to his heart.

#25 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

You could always google "black man killed by police".

#27 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-10-08 07:16 PM | Reply

JTQ Focus much?

#28 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-10-08 07:19 PM | Reply

#25

Then your Google must be broken. I posted a thread about Kap and Tebow last week that listed all that he did and NONE OF IT was self serving because he didn't drag the media along when he did them.

And Kaepernick's faith isn't just about making him feel happy. It's turned him into an activist and philanthropist. During the offseason Kaepernick launched a GoFundMe page to fly food and water into suffering Somalia. It surpassed its $2 million goal in just four days. In March, the plane loaded with essential supplies landed in Mogadishu.

He had already pledged to donate $1 million, along with the proceeds of his jersey sales from the 2016 season, to charitable work. This year, Meals on Wheels announced it had received $50,000 from Kaepernick. He joined with the charitable organization 100 Suits, to pass out free suits in front of the New York State Parole office for people who have been released from prison and are looking for jobs.

www.washingtonpost.com

Self serving? Yeah, if you consider that he's a part of the human race, something I continuously doubt about you.

#29 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 07:22 PM | Reply

He didn't drag the media along yet you posted a thread with a link from the Washington Post? Priceless. Do you make or buy your kool-aid?

#30 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-10-08 07:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Have a great nights folks. Dinner time.

#31 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-10-08 07:30 PM | Reply

#31

You indeed are a moron. An article written weeks ago about events that happened months ago is emblematic of being "self-serving"? Did you know about these acts when they occurred or just now?

You truly give morons a bad name. You're a lessron.

#32 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 07:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

You could always google "black man killed by police".

I did that and the first 5 pages said nothing about Kaepernick.

#33 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-08 07:40 PM | Reply

--You truly give morons a bad name. You're a lessron.

#32 | Posted by tonyroma

You should stick to the conspiracy crack-pottery. Did you ever crack the Bristol Palin case?

#34 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-08 07:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Turns out making money is more important to him then police killing black men. What a f--king loser. He can stand in the unemployment line.

POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

But,,,,, I thought he was protesting the flag and the troops and all that, you bloody ****??

#35 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-08 08:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Then your Google must be broken.

#29 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

It's not broken, it's just that Gracie is lazy ... hey, I just made a rhyme ...

There once was a Lazy named Gracie
Lilly assed white, and very racey
She was allergic to facts,
But also hated everything black
Racist Gracie -- one hundred percent lazy!

ta-dah

#36 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-10-08 08:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

I did that and the first 5 pages said nothing about Kaepernick.

#33 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

I see you pried yourself away from reading Hollywood gossip.

Googling "black man killed by police" shows 7 different stories about blacks being shot by police ONE THE FIRST PAGE.

www.google.com

That's what Kaepernick has been protesting -- not hard to understand.

#37 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-10-08 08:16 PM | Reply

Alex Marvez at Sporting News reported:

While I'm not expecting Pence to keep close track of NFL happenings -- heck, I hope his focus is on more pressing matters pertaining to our country's prosperity and security -- it's no secret that the Colts were playing the team that began the anthem protests in 2016. Colin Kaepernick may be gone, but the kneeling among 49ers players has continued in hopes of promoting racial equality and protesting social injustices."

"This made Sunday a perfect time for Pence to grandstand. The detailed statement he sent on Twitter so quickly after splitting provides a strong indicator this wasn't an impromptu action."

"Ironically, Pence's antics run counter to his message of "unity." They instead continue to drive the wedge Trump -- and, by extension, Pence -- used to fuel his 2016 election with attacks on Kaepernick. The duo's desire to fortify its political base amid dwindling public support has made the NFL -- a vulnerable entity in its own right with a sizeable conservative fan base dismayed by the anthem's politicizing -- a convenient target once again."

"And before labeling me a member of the "liberal media" for this opinion, I'm a registered Republican. I don't like kneeling during the anthem."

#38 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 08:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Continuing...

"But I also recognize Pence's real motivation for doing what he did: buttressing Trump's plea that fans walk out of NFL games and stop watching the product in response to the anthem flap that had largely died down until rekindling from the president."

"Funny thing about all this, too: Pence's act came at taxpayer expense and inconvenience to Colts fans because of the extra security measures required for him to attend a game he never planned on attending from start to finish. Pence basically made Lucas Oil Field into his own personal Mar-a-Lago."

"By going away in the fashion he did, Pence showed why he was really there -- it was not to celebrate a far more beloved Indiana icon."

For those who don't know, Peyton Manning was honored this weekend in Indianapolis. He had a statue unveiling yesterday and his number was retired and placed into the Colt's Ring of Honor at halftime today. Peyton is revered in Indiana because he helped ignite youth football all over the state in addition to his stellar play for the Colts during the decade plus he was here. He's the namesake of one of our largest Children's Hospitals and donated $10 million to get it started. This was supposed to be Peyton's weekend and Pence decided to crash it and pull his divisive stunt. You're going to be hard-pressed to find many supporters of what he did today. No one else seemed to leave the stadium when the Vice President did today and the capacity crowd that stayed were treated to a damn enjoyable game which went into overtime and was ended by another lead-pipe cinch for the Hall of Fame, Adam Vinatieri, to the delight of Manning and every other Colt fan or player.

#39 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-10-08 08:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You're going to be hard-pressed to find many supporters of what he did today."

That's what's so beautiful about it. It's a self-inflicted wound. Nobody made the President get involved in the NFL. But now that he is, you can see why he's such a lousy businessman and leader.

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-08 08:46 PM | Reply

--Continuing...

Continuing the cork-and-paste.

#41 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-10-08 08:48 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"And he is still not signed in spite of everyone here saying taking the knee would not hurt his career. It did."

Oh, so he's being blackballed.
Good to know.

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-08 08:51 PM | Reply

LMFAO

Why is it funny to you that an American is denied employment because he engaged in a silent act of political speech? Aren't you one of the same people who laments that cake bakers can suffer in their employment for opposing gay marriage? It's the same damn thing.

Brandon Weeden was signed by an NFL team this week as a quarterback. He's a 33-year-old who has never been any good in the NFL. Kaepernick took a team to the NFC Championship Game. The only reason he can't get a job is because of his act of speech. He's far better than at least 10 quarterbacks with jobs in the NFL.

#43 | Posted by rcade at 2017-10-08 10:28 PM | Reply

Well its not up to him any more ....

Is is girlfriend going to call the owners racist if they cut him?

In fact .....

Kaepernick's girlfriend: He won't be standing for anthem
nypost.com

His girlfriend is a curse on his career .....

The only reason he can't get a job is because of his act of speech.

That is absurd, even before last season a was of corners were saying his days were done.

He can't read defenses, and his in ability to be a pocket passer kills him as aback up ....

Bills' LeSean McCoy: Colin Kaepernick just 'an OK' player not worth distraction
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/08/24/bills-mccoy-says-kaepernick-is-too-much-of-a- distraction/104916434/

#44 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-10-08 10:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Bills' LeSean McCoy is just another ungrateful son of a ***** who kneeled and protested the flag and the troops and should be fired for it until it's convenient for me.

#44 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS AT

Fixt.

#45 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-09 03:57 AM | Reply

That is absurd ...

If you don't recognize that Colin Kaepernick is better than a lot of Brandon Weedens with NFL jobs you know nothing about the sport.

Kaepernick is better than Blake Bortles, the starter in Jacksonville. It's not even close.

#46 | Posted by rcade at 2017-10-09 11:17 AM | Reply

#43 | POSTED BY RCADE

"Brandon Weeden was signed by an NFL team this week as a quarterback. He's a 33-year-old who has never been any good in the NFL. Kaepernick took a team to the NFC Championship Game."

Weeden has familiarity with the system in Tenn. thats why he was chosen, you know this.

#47 | Posted by TXLIBERTARIAN at 2017-10-09 02:55 PM | Reply

if true, and i hope it is, he deserves to do as he wishes.
a) the nfl could easily pass a rule... everybody would do it if it was a breach of contract; fine;
b) he did a GREAT protest... protests and boycotts take different forms, they morph --this one isn't going away-- the great ones are short lived but leave a lasting mark; then morph;
c) we already know he walks the walk financially...more of your dollars toward GOOD is fine, too. very fine.

#48 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-10-10 02:35 AM | Reply

Colin Kaepernick may be gone, but the kneeling among 49ers players has continued in hopes of promoting racial equality and protesting social injustices."

You cant do both.

#49 | Posted by boaz at 2017-10-10 08:28 PM | Reply

And by #49,

If you ask why, then I ask..

Is it working?

#50 | Posted by boaz at 2017-10-10 08:28 PM | Reply

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