Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed?

Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed?

Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Will Stand for National Anthem if Signed?

Protesting the treatment of people of color by the police, Kaepernick began kneeling for the national anthem last season, a display that was met with both support and vitriol from the NFL community.

But following weeks of massive protest in the National Football League sparked by comments from President Donald Trump, Kaepernick, now a free agent, appears to have relented in his commitment to soldier on with his protests until "significant change" is made.

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During Sunday's edition of The NFL Today on CBS, La Canfora summarized his discussion with Kaepernick, which primarily consisted of a rehashing of things previously known or reported.

"He's just looking for an opportunity", said La Canfora.

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That recent wave of protests was triggered by Trump's suggestion that team owners fire football players for exercising their constitutional right to protest.

How could La Canfora spend a "few hours" with Kaepernick and not have the question of whether he'll stand or kneel for the anthem come up at all? "To me this is something that has to change".

That story spread like wildfire and was picked up by outlets far and wide - including yours truly - before La Canfora had a chance to clarify that he hadn't actually discussed Kaepernick's stance on the issue in their conversation. "When I was asked about his whether or not he would sit or stand for anthem ..." He opted out of his 49ers contract after the season, although he was informed he would have been cut regardless.

"It did spark conversation, which I think is a part of what Colin Kaepernick meant to do", Goodell said in June.

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