March 21 2018

NAACP requests meeting with Roger Goodell regarding Colin Kaepernick

March 21 2018, 12:34 | Sammy Rose

NAACP requests meeting with Roger Goodell regarding Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick talks with the media after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park N.Y. What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed

Kaepernick, 29, made headlines last season with the San Francisco 49ers when he kneeled during the national anthem to protest injustices against African Americans and minorities in America.

The QB had a stellar statistical season but was not signed by a team. Last night's demonstration gained even more notice as it was the first time since the pre-game protests first drew notoriety a year ago that a white National Football League player took part.

"He did this to raise awareness to the number of Brown and Black individuals that have been beaten or killed at the hands of law enforcement across this country".

Kaepernick, who declared his free agency at the end of last season, found little interest in his services as the 2017 pre-season geared up. "The NFL has proven with their treatment of Colin Kaepernick that they do not mind if black players get a concussion, they just got a problem if black players get a conscience". "But they're all afraid to say it because of the backlash". "The NFL is silent and the players are silent, and it's not fair to him".

In a letter to Goodell, the NAACP said "many in our community" are viewing Kaepernick's ongoing inability to latch on with a team as "a league-wide set of retaliatory actions" against him.

At the rally, Green and his fellow organizers decided their best course of action, for now, was to try pressuring the National Football League the same way the anti-Kaepernick people had: by threatening to not watch games. "I think coaches are like, 'Look, if this kid is not starting for us, why are you bringing in distractions not for a starter?"

Johnson wrote that it was becoming clear it was "no sheer coincidence" that Kaepernick was not yet signed to a team.

The Colin Kaepernick Foundation announced its latest bundle of donations Wednesday. Bennett called on white players to join him in protest. A clearly perturbed Zirin would at one point tell Ferguson he was being "prejudicial" by assuming these players weren't socially aware and active.

"They would have a very, very tough time signing somebody who protested the American flag and the national anthem", Esiason said. A handful held an American flag and wore United States of America hats; they said Kaepernick was disrespecting the American flag so many fought for.

Last week, Justin Britt of the Seahawks, Derek Carr of the Raiders and Chris Long of the Eagles responded by holding onto black teammates during the singing of the anthem. "This a moment he feels he needs to take the step out and lead".

"We stand supporting our player, as we always have", Smith said.

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