The NFL has turned it’s back on controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. There certainly aren’t any football or even business reasons not to sign him.
At the end of the pledge of allegiance to this country, it says “and justice for all.” But police murdering unarmed blacks in cold blood is far from justice for all. As the son of a sergeant major in the U.S. army, I don’t agree with the way Colin Kaepernick protested that.
But he was trying to do something about one of the major problems in the America. As great as this country is, and I kiss the ground upon returning from a trip overseas, it’s not perfect. And throughout this country’s history, various people have protested to improve things.
I’ve asked many of my friends in the military what their thoughts were on Kaepernick’s protest. And to a man, they said, “I don’t agree with it but I fight for this country so he can do that.” But in comes the big, bad NFL, which I obviously love, to shut down Kaepernick.
There’s something fishy about a 29-year-old quarterback that’s been to a Super Bowl unsigned today. And there are actually people in the media that say that he’s unsigned for football reasons. He’s just going to insult my intelligence and say 64 quarterbacks in the NFL are better.
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Johnny Manziel has numerous drug offenses and a domestic violence on his resume. He doesn’t have a job yet but he has talked to the New Orleans Saints and he’s closer than Kaepernick. Mark Sanchez is known more for a blunder (butt fumble) than anything good he’s done.
Brock Osweiler ripped the Houston Texans off and he’s with the Cleveland Browns now. Kaepernick’s career numbers are much better than those of Sanchez and Osweiler. But the other two have jobs in the NFL while Kaepernick remains unsigned.
Kaepernick surely isn’t unsigned for business reasons because he had the No. 1-selling jersey last year. I don’t know who the NFL thinks they’re fooling but they’ve obviously silently banned him. He would at least be a camp arm at this point if it were for his stand.
Football in the NFL is supposed to be the ultimate meritocracy, where results on the field are everything. He’s also played by the rules on the field and kept his nose clean off of it. The NFL needs to remember it’s and justice for all, not just those you agree with.