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Category: Colin Kaepernick

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Kaepernick lawyer: NFL owner testified to shunning my client due to Trump

Player has filed grievance claiming he is being blackballed by NFLAttorney Mark Geragos says he has damning testimony from ownerA lawyer for Colin Kaepernick says an NFL owner testified under oath that he changed his mind about signing the quarterback …

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Trump to players who kneel for anthem: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country’

President: NFL is ‘doing the right thing’ with new anthem policyNFL announced policy making standing for anthem mandatoryAdministration celebrates win on issue cast into spotlight in fallDonald Trump lauded the NFL’s new guidelines prohibiting kneeling…

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The new NFL anthem policy may as well call black players sons of bitches

The league will now punish players who choose to protest during the anthem. The NFL owners have given into fear and Donald TrumpThere was a time, not long ago, when the NFL actually stood for something. When the league’s owners acted on principle and w…

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The new NFL anthem policy may as well call black players sons of bitches

The league will now punish players who choose to protest during the anthem. The NFL owners have given into fear and Donald TrumpThere was a time, not long ago, when the NFL actually stood for something. When the league’s owners acted on principle and w…

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New NFL rules: teams face fines if players kneel during national anthem

Players can choose to stay in locker room during national anthemProtests caused chaos for league over last two seasonsPlayers union unhappy with league’s new policyNFL owners have issued new guidelines which will see teams fined if their players or sta…

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NFL players’ union files grievance against Bengals on behalf of Eric Reid

NFLPA files non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safetyReid, 26, says he’s been blackballed for national anthem protestThe NFL players’ union has filed a non-injury grievance on behalf of free agent safety Eric Reid, the former San Francisco 49…

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Anthem protester Eric Reid files grievance alleging he is being kept out of NFL

Reid knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick to protest racial injusticeFormer Pro Bowler has not received formal offer from any teamEric Reid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick during the protest against racial injustice in the United States, has filed a …

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Anthem protester Eric Reid files grievance alleging he is being kept out of NFL

Reid knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick to protest racial injusticeFormer Pro Bowler has not received formal offer from any teamEric Reid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick during the protest against racial injustice in the United States, has filed a …

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Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for peaceful protest

Organization gives former San Francisco 49ers star ambassador of conscience award for kneeling at games to protest racial inequalityAmnesty International on Saturday honored Colin Kaepernick with its ambassador of conscience award for 2018, lauding the…

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Seahawks sign quarterback Stephen Morris, stoking Colin Kaepernick debate

Seahawks sign free-agent QB Morris to back up Russell WilsonTeam had ‘postponed’ invite to Kaepernick over anthem stanceThe Seattle Seahawks are signing a quarterback to understudy starter Russell Wilson, but it’s not Colin Kaepernick.The Seahawks are …

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At least the NFL isn’t pretending it’s not blackballing Colin Kaepernick

Kaepernick and comrade-in-arms Eric Reid have again been denied employment due to their anthem protest, further proof that for the NFL’s owners it’s simply a matter of powerAs if there were any doubt that the NFL was going to continue its blacklist aga…

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Seahawks ‘postpone’ Colin Kaepernick audition over anthem protest stance

Kaepernick’s workout with Seattle nixed over anthem indecisionWorkout would have been QB’s first since becoming a free agentThe Seattle Seahawks were all set to work out former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick earlier this week, but rescinded the invit…

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Michael Bennett: ‘Not being heard is ultimately my greatest fear’

The Pro Bowl defensive end, activist and author discusses a life spent on the margins, his kinship with Colin Kaepernick and finding his voice in Trump’s AmericaLast September, before a pre-season game for the Seattle Seahawks, Michael Bennett sat down…

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Eric Reid: the man who knelt beside Kaepernick and is now out of a job

The safety is in the prime of his career but can’t find a team. He’s paying the price for reminding NFL owners life is far from perfect in AmericaNFL coaches and owners love to talk about “character”, waving the word over their players as if almost not…

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NFL safety Eric Reid says he will no longer protest during national anthem

Player was first to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick for anthemFree agent safety said teams were shunning him due to protestFree agent safety Eric Reid said Thursday he is not planning to protest during the national anthem this upcoming season. Reid ha…

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Eric Reid says NFL teams are shunning him due to his anthem protest

Player was first to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick for anthemDefensive back says owners rather than GMs are ignoring himEric Reid, the first NFL player to join Colin Kaepernick’s protest against racial injustice in the United States, says his politic…

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NFL offseason predictions: Saints for Super Bowl champs and the protests end

Sports forecasts aren’t worth the paper they’re written on: which is why we’re publishing these online. But are the Browns set for a spectacular improvement?The problem with predictions in this space is that they are comically flawed.Six months ago, we…

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Why the NFL player protests still matter

Football is the perfect public platform for discussing racial disparity, no matter how convincingly sappy patriotic songs and inaccurate textbooks proclaim equality has been achievedRichard Pryor once joked about the relationship African-Americans have…

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100% of black NFL players surveyed have experience of racial profiling

Associated Press questioned 56 football players at Pro BowlAnthem protests aimed at social injustice dominated 2017 seasonA son who saw a police officer hold a gun to his father’s head. A husband whose wife was pulled over driving a Bentley. These unse…

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Colin Kaepernick reaches $1m pledge goal with help from famous friends

Kaepernick completes 2016 pledge to donate $1m to charitiesCelebrities including Usher, TI and Serena Williams matched donationsGifts earmarked for charities serving oppressed communitiesColin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whos…