CARSON, Calif. — It’s time for NFL owners to go beyond issuing statements and to make a statement: bring back quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On Sunday, from an undisclosed location, Kaepernick retweeted on his Twitter account several images of NFL players wearing T-shirts that read #IMWITHKAP. NFL owners need to show they are as well. They finally can dispel theories that Kaepernick has been blackballed for refusing to stand for the national anthem last season, or, fearing a blacklash from fans, that they simply lack the courage to give him another chance. In May 2016, speaking at a campaign rally in Kentucky,
Comments: If the NFL is going to let the SJW crowd control their league then by all means - stick him on a team and pay him millions to sit on the bench.
The NFL team owners, despite the boiler-plate statements of support, really and truly want to win games. They know they can´t with protest-guy on the sidelines. CK has had multiple operations and has been less-than-mediocre when he played last. He would be a backup at best.
I can hold a clipboard for half of what CK might get...
Tim Tebow got blackballed. He could have played a few different positions but he never got called. He moved on and never complained. With this idiot CK, an owner is not only signing him but they a bonus, they get his girlfriend to. She´s the real racist who brainwashed this moron. You want to talk about baggage, now there´s baggage. And once signed what his next trick going to be. Got it.
Being 80% Black, the NFL merit based system has a disparate impact on white athletes. Therefore social justice requires....I mean DEMANDS that the team rosters reflect the racial make up of the country.......80% white...12.5% black... +-7.5% other.
CK´s appeal mostly only occurs within the feral and thuggish black community.I am sure there are many black people who are dismayed by the antics of a few brainless and thoughtless blacks. I´m more than suprised at Roger Goodell and the owners of NFL teams. The games are not a political convention. Shame on all of them. America can survive without the NFL.
USA Today is freely distributing its´ PC pap across the entire country through its placement in hotels & etc.. Question: Who funds such useless, slanted, often fabricated political speil which is given away as a, ´newspaper,´ and why is it offered for, ´free,´ in so many public places? ...It´s as bad as blasting cnn in all of the airports, many hotels & etc.!!! -YUCK!!!
#12, I remind you that the Roger Goodell, head of the NFL, is the son of the late Senator Charles Goodell, who, under the direction of President Ford, arranged for the pardons of those cowards who went to Canada to avoid the draft. Like father, like son.
Great news, merit not a problem, I hereby throw my hat in the ring for a multimillion dollar NFL contract. I not only could help the NFL´s offsetting slow fat white guy quota but I will help immensely with their age discrimination problem. Oh and I´ll do whatever the hell management want´s me to do during the national anthem. And if that´s to take a knee, I´ll donate a million to the wounded warrior project to cleanse my sins.
#12, some went to Canada to protest the USA´s involvement but many (most?) went to avoid the draft. I am stuck on just what do the players engaging in these protests want to see happen. How many trillions of $ on welfare have been spent on "their people?" How about education how many qualified whites lost a seat at the college of their choice or the job of their choice? How much $$$ been lost in waste over having to hire unqualified people? The list goes on and on. My point is where is their gripe? where ever it is how are they accomplishing it? Their actions are setting back race relations by 75 years. We have a system to accomplish these concerns. You work within the system. This hurts the efforts of a good many people and it will not go well for blacks.
The cheating NE Patriots (in name only) should hire Kaepon and Tom Brady should gladly agree to become his backup, in a first step toward racial conciliation. After all, Massachusetts was ground zero for importation and selling of African slaves.
Why? Why should they make a statement just to mollify the liberal media, or give a mediocre quarterback a job just for being an entitled jerk? Why shouldn´t they do what´s best for the bottom line of their enterprise, and the game? To prove a point against Donald Trump? You people have lost all sense of perspective. If the guy could be more of a positive than a negative, he´d have a job. He can´t. So he doesn´t. Period. And no one should give him one "just because."
Yeah, double down..that´s the ticket. The headline of this article is a great example of liberal (upside down) mental process. Let coach Tomlin of the Steelers hire Kapernick..he can hide in the club house with them during OUR national anthem.
If the NFL starts to really fail, the Dems can introduce a bill in the Senate (rather than the House, where spending bills are required by the Constitution to originate) mandating that all citizens must buy season tickets. If you don´t buy a ticket, you pay a fine. The IRS enforces this non-tax.
This rotten punk who had a chance to shine and spit on it does not deserve anything. Men and women died for this country or are lying in veteran´s hospitals in agony while this piece of s**t protests? I hate that the league supports him and as far as I am concerned will never support another stadium for those thugs to play in.
Four people were shot in Chicago between Thursday and early Friday, including a man killed by a concealed carry owner in the parking lot of a Target on the South Side. The fatal shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. in the parking lot shared by Target and Fifth Third Bank in the 1900 block of West 33rd Street in the McKinley Park neighborhood, police said. A 27-year-old man told police he shot another man, 21, who tried to rob him at gunpoint, police said. The man was shot in the back and chest and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital, police said. Two guns were recovered from the car. About 10 minutes after the fatal shooting,
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