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In light of George Floyd’s death, ex-NFL exec admits what we knew all along: Protests ended Colin Kaepernick’s career

Former NFL vice president of communications Joe Lockhart just shattered the omertà.
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Now is the moment to sign Colin Kaepernick

Joe Lockhart writes about how Colin Kaepernick's "take a knee" protest has proved him right years later and calls for teams to sign him
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Opinion: Now is the moment to sign Colin Kaepernick

When I was an executive in the National Football League a few years ago, our organization was consumed by the case of Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback whose silent kneeling protest against police brutality arguably led him to lose his NFL career and not be re-signed by any club. No teams wanted to sign a player -- even one as talented as Kaepernick -- whom they saw as controversial, and, therefore, bad for business.
Tags: News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Stories, National Football League, Kaepernick


Colin Kaepernick Will Establish Fund To Pay Legal Fees For George Floyd Protesters In Minneapolis

Colin Kaepernick entered the national spotlight in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem and raised his fist to protest racial inequality. Now, as people around the nation protest the death of George Floyd, Kaepernick is stepping in to help by establishing a fund to pay the legal fees for protesters in Minneapolis.
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Colin Kaepernick, George Floyd, George Floyd Kaepernick


Colin Kaepernick On Minneapolis Uprising: ‘We Have The Right To Fight Back’

The activist and former NFL quarterback launched a legal defense fund for those resisting police violence.
Tags: News, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Minneapolis Uprising


Brian Flores: People with loud opinions on Colin Kaepernick are silent on George Floyd

Dolphins coach Brian Flores has become the first NFL coach to issue a statement on the murder of George Floyd. And it is a powerful one. The statement, provided to ESPN.com, points out the inconsistency between those who have loud opinions
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Colin Kaepernick will help provide legal assistance for Minneapolis protesters after death of George Floyd

People protesting in Minneapolis after George Floyd's death can get help from ex-NFL QB Colin Kaepernick, who wants to protect "Freedom Fighters."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minneapolis, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Usa Today, George Floyd


‘The Cries For Peace Will Rain Down’: Colin Kaepernick Pays Tribute To George Floyd

(CNN) — The sporting world has come together to pay their respects to George Floyd after his death in Minnesota, US, on Monday. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died unarmed after pleading for help as a white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes while pinning him to the ground. Floyd was declared dead at a nearby hospital soon after, according to authorities. Protests against police brutality have since spread across the US with crowds, numbering in the thousands, calling for just...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, US, Sports, Local, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Cnn, Protests, Nba, Lebron James, Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Timberwolves, Floyd


'The cries for peace will rain down' -- Colin Kaepernick among sporting figures to pay tribute to George Floyd

The sporting world has come together to pay their respects to George Floyd after his death in Minnesota, US, on Monday.
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Colin Kaepernick expresses support for Minneapolis protesters after death of George Floyd

Colin Kaepernick took to social media to express his support for the protests in Minneapolis that have sprung up after the death of George Floyd.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minneapolis, Colin Kaepernick, Usa Today, George Floyd


Kelly: The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd remind us why Colin Kaepernick knelt | Commentary

What is happening is a reoccurring problem, and it will continue unless we confront it, properly examine the problem and the issues, actually take a stand for the exact reason Kaepernick knelt.
Tags: News, Colin Kaepernick, Kelly, Kaepernick, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd


Opinion: After George Floyd's death in Minnesota, still think Colin Kaepernick's knee was the problem?

Four officers were fired after George Floyd died in police custody. Still think Colin Kaepernick's kneeling was a problem?         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Minnesota, Colin Kaepernick, Usa Today, George Floyd


Kaepernick's girlfriend blasts NFL for 'retired' tag

The girlfriend of exiled NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick rushed to his defence on Saturday after the league listed his status as "retired" on its website. Nessa Diab complained about the designation in a social media post, saying that the 32-year-old former Super Bowl runner-up is still seeking a job with an NFL team. "Thank you to everyone who held the @NFL accountable for falsely reporting that Colin 'retired' on their website," Diab tweeted.
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Diab, Kaepernick, Nessa Diab


NFL.com changes Colin Kaepernick’s designation from “retired”

Colin Kaepernick hasn't retired, and now the league-owned website properly reflects that fact. NFL.com has changed Kaepernick's designation from "retired" to "UFA," presumably after the incorrect verbiage was brought to light on Friday night. "Thank you to everyone who held the @NFL accountable for falsely reporting that Colin 'retired' on their website," his girlfriend, Nessa, [more]
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Colin Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab blasts NFL for listing quarterback as 'retired'

Nessa Diab is not letting the NFL off the hook.
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Trevor Noah Calls Out Sean Hannity Over ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ Dog-Whistle Racism

On Thursday night, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah addressed “a brand new conspiracy that Trump and Fox News are calling: Obamagate.” (It’s not new but more on that later.)Cue Trump sycophant and Fox News host Sean Hannity, who called it “the biggest abuse of power/corruption scandal in American history,” adding, ‘What did Barack Hussein Obama know, and when did he know it?” “Oh snap! Barack Hussein Obama!” exclaimed Noah. “That’s how you know you’re in trouble, when Fox is calling you by your full...
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Alex Smith: It’s ‘so absurd’ that Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a job in the NFL

"It still is [hard to imagine], a guy with his ability and his trajectory that all of a sudden wasn't playing."
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Alex Smith calls ex-49er Colin Kaepernick not having NFL job 'absurd'

Kaepernick once took Smith's job, but that doesn't mean Smith thinks his former teammate should be out of one.
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New England Patriots Draftee Apologizes for Far-Right Militia Tattoo, Says He Will Have It Removed: “That’s Not Who I Am”

The New England Patriots draftee who proudly dons a tattoo of the symbol for a far-right militia group now says he had no prior knowledge of the organization’s anti-government stances and that he will be removing the controversial tattoo soon. Justin Rohrwasser received heavy backlash after being drafted by Donald Trump’s favorite team as a kicker last week because of a tattoo dedicated to the Three Percenters: the Roman numeral three surrounded by stars. Though the Three Percenters is not desig...
Tags: News, Sports, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Barack Obama, Tattoos, Jazz, New England Patriots, Donald Trump, Anti Defamation League, CBS Boston, Three Percenters, Justin Rohrwasser, Rohrwasser, sure Jan


Colin Kaepernick is donating $100,000 to coronavirus relief efforts to aid communities of color

Colin Kaepernick announced Thursday he was contributing $100,000 to a coronavirus relief fund, which will go toward aiding black and brown communities affected by the pandemic.
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Colin Kaepernick is donating $100,000 to coronavirus relief to aid communities of color

Colin Kaepernick announced Thursday he was contributing $100,000 to a coronavirus relief fund, which will go toward aiding black and brown communities affected by the pandemic.
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A parody Twitter account convinced fans, celebrities, and journalists that Colin Kaepernick was signed by the New York Jets, even though he wasn't

A parody sports-news account, @SuperToughScene, falsely tweeted that Colin Kaepernick had been signed by the New York Jets. Fans, celebrities, politicians, and news organizations believed the fake information, including Morgan Freeman, Donna Brazile, and Tommy Chong. It's been retweeted more than 12,000 times as of Friday morning, and questions surrounding Kaepernick's status began trending on Google. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. No, the New York Jets did not pick up C...
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Hoax, Or No Hoax, The New York Jets Should Sign Colin Kaepernick

By Isaac Cabe  Published: April 10th, 2020 
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Colin Kaepernick to contact NY Jets about NFL comeback despite false tweet: Report

Kaepernick’s name became a trending topic on Twitter after a parody account tweeted that he had signed a one-year contract with the Jets.
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Did the New York Jets Sign Colin Kaepernick?

Parody news sometimes looks just like real news.
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Jay-Z Pushes Back at Critics of NFL Deal on New Jay Electronica Song ‘Flux Capacitor’ (Listen)

Many were stunned last summer when Jay-Z unexpectedly announced that his Roc Nation company had struck an entertainment and social-awareness campaign with the NFL. After all, the rapper-mogul had harshly criticized the NFL over its treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, whose controversial symbolic kneeling during the National Anthem to protest racial […]
Tags: News, Jay Z, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Roger Goodell, Jay Electronica, Jay Electronica Song


The State’s Speech and Other Acts

For the Symposium on Helen Norton, The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019).Frederick Schauer For well over a decade, Helen Norton has been our leading scholar of the constitutional questions surrounding speech by the government. It is therefore especially gratifying now to see her bring together her influential scholarship about government speech in this book, which deals comprehensively and insightfully with the vast range of constitutional and political...
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Maya Moore Was One of the WNBA’s Biggest Stars. Then She Stepped Away to Fight for Justice.

When Maya Moore an nounced in January that she was once again sitting out a basketball season — and this year, skipping what would be her third appearance in an Olympic Games — in order to keep pursuing a wrongful conviction case in Missouri, her peers expressed admiration. “ We are proud of the ways that Maya is advocating for justice and using her platform to impact social change,” said Cheryl Reeve, head coach and general manager of the Minnesota Lynx, the team with which Moore has wo...
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Colin Kaepernick attends Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's jersey retirement ceremony at LSU

LSU held a special jersey retirement ceremony for former guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf on Saturday at halftime of their 64-50 win against Texas A&M at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, a well-deserved honor. Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was right there with him. Kaepernick made the trek to Baton Rouge on Saturday to watch Abdul-Rauf, his longtime friend, have his jersey retired.
Tags: Texas, News, LSU, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Baton Rouge, Kaepernick, Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Abdul Rauf, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, LSU Tigers - NCAAB


Colin Kaepernick to pen memoir through his new publishing house

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is to pen a memoir through his newly formed publishing house.
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