Kirsters Baish| It was reported that the Seattle Seahawks postponed plans of Colin Kaepernick’s trip to pre-season camp along with the rest of the team following the quarterback’s decision to tell the team that he would still be participating in the anthem protests. ESPN reported that it has been said that the team is considering letting the former 49ers quarterback try out for a spot on the team, however, no final decisions have been made.
The Seahawks reached out to Kaepernick roughly two weeks ago and asked him to make a trip to their center to practice. ESPN was told by an inside source that the trip was delayed after Kaepernick got into a fight with the team about the anthem protests.
The exact day that Kaepernick was set to practice with the team is still not clear. It was reported that the Seahawks asked the quarterback if he would still be protesting the National Anthem if he was signed to the NFL again. He stated that he was “unwilling to give that assurance to them.”
When he was still on the 49ers, Kaepernick started kneeling during the National Anthem in what he claims began as a protest against police brutality against African Americans. Other players on the 49ers began joining Kaepernick to protest. Americans were extremely angry by the disrespect, especially President Trump. This prompted Trump to claim that Kaepernick should be “suspended” for kneeling during the anthem.
“The NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again,” Trump explained to Fox News host Sean Hannity in October of 2017. “They could have then suspended him for two games and they could have suspended him again if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a problem.”
Fox News reported:
On Tuesday, Kaepernick attended a deposition with NFL lawyers in New York.
In October, Kaepernick filed a grievance case accusing NFL owners of colluding against him to keep him out of the league under a collective bargaining agreement. He opted out of his contract with the 49ers following the 2016 to 2017 season and has remained unsigned.
Since Kaepernick opted out of his contract, no NFL team has contacted him to join the team. The Baltimore Ravens were reportedly thinking about signing him last year but decided not to go forward.
After news broke of the switch and bait, ESPN senior correspondent Jemele Jill started tweeting on the report. He wrote, “You mean it wasn’t just a football decision? :clutches imaginary pearls.”
“He’s such a locker room cancer that his teammates gave him the Len Eshmont Award, which is given to the player who best exemplifies courage and inspiration. Great point by you,” Hill tweeted to another social media user.
Kaepernick isn’t doing himself any favors in his football career by insisting on continuing in these ridiculous protests. All he has been succeeding in doing is offending millions of Americans.