NFL Commish Roger Goodell Delivers Final Verdict On Colin Kaepernick
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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick can officially kiss his chances goodbye of ever returning to play in the NFL.
After his latest stunt towards the professional football league, Commissioner Roger Goodell has made it clear Kaepernick has about no chance of ever returning to the NFL.
Speaking to reporters at the league’s winter meetings in Texas, Goodell addressed last month’s scheduled Kaepernick workout for NFL teams.
Goodell and over 20 NFL teams agreed to let Kaepernick hold an open workout session at the Atlanta Falcons indoor practice facility.
But literally less than an hour before the practice was set to begin, Kaepernick decided to relocate it away from the facility he and league officials had agreed upon.
That was the final straw for Goodell, who many have chided for years for allowing players to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before games.
“This was about creating an opportunity. We created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity,” Goodell said, adding, “and he chose not to take it. I understand that."
“We’ve moved on,” the commissioner added, suggesting the league was finished considering Kaepernick for future workouts or team roster openings.
Kaepernick has a long history of making disgusting anti-American and anti-police comments that have not sat well with many people.
In April 2018, Kaepernick was given the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award, and he used his acceptance speech to describe police officers using deadly force against minorities as “lawful lynchings.”
Before that, the Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a group named in honor of Assata Shakur, a woman who was found guilty and convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and sent to prison.
And back in Aug. 2016, Kaepernick slandered America's flag while defending his decision to kneel during the national anthem.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
And, just to point out the obvious, polling shows an overwhelming majority of Americans don't support players disrespecting the national anthem and American flag.