Colin Kaepernick’s agent released a statement on Thursday reaffirming the former 49ers quarterback’s desire to play in the NFL.
Nearly three years have passed since Colin Kaepernick has been able to play on an NFL team. The former 49ers QB became a free agent at the start of the 2017 season when he opted out of his contract.
After taking a knee and sitting out during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice, Kaepernick remained unsigned throughout the rest of the season. He filed a grievance against the NFL with allegations that he was being shut out due to his political beliefs.
Kapernick’s agent, Jeff Nailey, and PR director Jasmine Windham sent out a Q&A press release on Thursday titled “Facts to Address The False Narratives Regarding Colin Kaepernick.” The release was apparently issued in frustration that the Pittsburgh Steelers are choosing to start an undrafted rookie, Devin Hodges from tiny Samford College, rather than enlist the former 49ers starter.
Colin Kaepernick’s representatives released statements today to clear up some facts surrounding their client: pic.twitter.com/Wo86KTkKDM
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2019
In August, Kaepernick shared a clip on social media showing his workout routine, with the caption “5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.”
5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready. pic.twitter.com/AGczejA1rM
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 7, 2019
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