Kaepernick Blows Off NFL Workout, Wears Shirt Suggesting He's A Slave

Kaepernick blew off a league-sponsored workout and then set up his own session wearing a 'Kunta Kinte' shirt.

Riverdale, GA – Colin Kaepernick wore a T-shirt that depicted himself as a slave from the popular TV series Roots after skipping a NFL-sponsored workout.

Instead of the NFL workout, he decided to hold his own.

Kaepernick claims to be trying to sign with a NFL team and was granted his own personal workout by the league which was to be attended by numerous NFL scouts.

However, the NFL said that Kaepernick called league officials at 2:30 p.m. Saturday saying he was skipping the workout set up by the league at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility, CNN reported.

The former football player then held a workout in Riverdale in front of 300 fans and six scouts.

Kaepernick’s representatives said that he had asked that his workout be open to the media but the league wouldn’t agree to that, according to CNN.

The NFL also wouldn’t let Kaepernick have his own film crew, according to agent Jeff Nalley and attorney Ben Meiselas.

The multi-millionaire wore a T-shirt with the words “Kunta Kinte” on it. Kinte was a slave in the book “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” that was written by Alex Haley.

Kaepernick said he moved the workout so that more people could witness it, CNN reported.

There was also a dispute about a liability waiver the league had wanted signed.

The NFL said that it sent Kaepernick a waiver that is routinely used by NFL teams to sign free agents as well for the combines for draft prospects, according to CNN.

"At noon today, Colin's representatives sent a completely rewritten and insufficient waiver," the NFL said, according to CNN. "The NFL made considerable effort to work cooperatively with Colin's representatives. Today's [Saturday] session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants -- an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to the NFL."

Kaepnerick started the anti-police protests in 2016 when he took a knee during an exhibition game during the National Anthem.

The former football player even sported socks depicting police officers as pigs along with his Nike shoes on playing field.

He had a 3-16 record as a starting quarterback in his final two years with the San Francisco 49ers.

No NFL team has signed the former professional football player since he quit the 49ers after kneeling on the field for the National Anthem during the 2016-2017 season.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said at the time.

Comments (88)
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JBoH
JBoH

Has been just trying to stay relevant.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

When the National Anthem plays, or the Pledge of Allegiance is recited, it's a time for all Americans to stand united, despite our differences, to recognize our common values of liberty and justice for all, and those who have died providing us such rights.

Nike signed Kaepernick to an undisclosed but purportedly multi-million dollar contract. I will never buy another one of their products, nor do I expect I will ever watch the NFL again.

It's sad that he is even relevant. He is absolutely repulsive to me and all of my values, entitled and privileged racist as he is...

stooge819
stooge819

If this kid wasn't a millionaire already, does anyone think he'd be doing all this social justice bullsh#t? It takes zero balls to be a martyr when you've got his bank account.

flybynight
flybynight

On the other hand, if an NFL team signs him all the opposing team would need to do is play the national anthem, he would immediately take a knee and kill the play.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

fn

Yahderhey
Yahderhey

spoiled rotten.

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

The guy is a damned con! Been saying he wants back on a team, then pulls this sh#t! Wears a shirt that says kunta kinta! Give us a damned break! Slight of hand, wants to be some kind of martyr!

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

He should be TOAST w/the NFL now. If they can’t see what a loser CrapperDick is now, they never will. Anyone who hires him is a fool. God will show that POS who’s boss. Would love to see it! I tossed the few Nike items I had & will never buy, or even take anything free, that has anything to do w/them again. When I see someone wearing anything Nike, first thing I think is, ‘what a loser to wear their sh*t’. I don’t care who it is, or what team. They suck, if they can’t wear something that respects America.

ElleD
ElleD

He is an employee...a moron at that. What businessman in his right mind would want to hire someone like him.

ikaika
ikaika

He was a piss poor QB back then. Three years off the field won't have improved his game. And with his crappy attitude, no team would be desperate enough to sign him.

Jones24
Jones24

This clown has no class

Trefflek
Trefflek

This Man is off the rail! To compare himself to a slave is mind blowing and so disrespectful to the family’s of those who were slaves. I sure hope he disappears after this and we don’t have to Hear from him again.

alicefae
alicefae

He’s trash. Period. And, a phony !

TxFlgirl
TxFlgirl

I have been looking for somewhere to post how I feel about this pos and his attitude. I was hoping it would be somewhere he could see it. If anyone knows a good place that you might need let me know. If I could see him in person I would tell him that he is a disgrace, and if I was his mother, I would go back and give him spankings from the minute he was old enough to feel entitled. Because I’m sure he deserves them and probably never got one, because heaven forbid, he would have felt like a slave then! Who on Gods green earth told this boy he was Gods gift to the world?! And that these teams would even give him an opportunity is just as bad. Shame on them for helping one puny nobody think he is bigger and better than anyone else. I won’t even support Nike anymore, my granddaughter is always asking for that brand and I told her I won’t support it and I explain why. Football teams feel they need to support the likes of him and then I may just boycott football. Players like Mahomes, Tebow, Brees, The manning brothers, I could go on, those are players that are decent and worth supporting. I didn’t name a few others, but my point is, he is not worth watching. Sorry, rant over.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Keaperdick claims to have family members who are in law enforcement. I don't know if that's true, but I can't imagine they get along too well.

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a idot

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

I wish I were a multi-millionaire slave.

Wish505
Wish505

I for one for will not give red penny to watch him do anything or support any team that signs him.

rds40
rds40

Kunte Kinte was worth 50 million? Grew up in a nice comfortable home?

He's a joke. Ghird rate when he played. Never gave credit to all the others in the offense. It was only "me..me...me".

SaltySarge450
SaltySarge450

Kaperwho?

hoss377
hoss377

He can always get a job as a fluffer

Raymelson
Raymelson

He is a disgrace to America

Njaz
Njaz

Even when given another chance to play football- he still serves his real CHOSEN profession, martyr. That's ok- you blew it again. Didn't miss you then- don't miss you now.

Stanracer
Stanracer

I'm surprized this police hating, racist, entitled, arrogant, asshole is still getting attention from the National Felon League. I thought they black-listed his ass. No pun intended!!👎👎

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

The National Felon League brings in Nike's HMFIC and is made to look like the fools they are. Colon Kaperdick is a slave, but he is a slave to his own racist, bigoted, white hating, law enforcement hating ideology.

Bailey17
Bailey17

I don’t watch pro football just because of football players like him!!! Arrogant POS’s like this, just because money in their pocket doesn’t mean he/she is better than me or any other individual out there, however nor do I believe I’m better than anyone else.

This guy totally disrespected the scouts of the NFL when he walked away, if I read correctly and decided to work out alone! That in itself would be an answer for me if I were to be looking for a recruit if he “thinks”, “believes” he’s “too good” to work out with the rest of the recruits than he’s damn sure not worth putting on a payroll or a football team! How in the world would you expect him to get along with any of football players, especially if any served our country?

I’ll NEVER buy a Nike product again! My grandson use to wear it a lot but switched to Adidas and Underarmour just because of what Nike did with this person and Steph Curry!

If you young man, Colin Kaepernick believe that you’re too good to stand for “our National Anthem” because you’re protesting against LEO’s then see what kind of protection you’ll get walking down the gang streets of LA, San Fran, NY, Miami, San Antonio...🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️ oh goodness what was I thinking you don’t get out in the gang streets do you without “protection” from the men and women in blue you’re protesting against, right? I just thought maybe you might want to help fight against drugs, sex trafficking, trying to help some of these young kids get out of these gangs in itself since you haven’t been playing ball....oh my gosh another dumb idea I had🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

Musicray
Musicray

Why??? This guy is the biggest A-Hole of all time but every one worships him..sounds like every one around him is a slave to him...

Leewish
Leewish

Dude burned his bridge by acting like and asshole! There's a time and a place for everything, that was not the time nor the place! I don't feel sorry for him.

Dixiedamit2
Dixiedamit2

Over entitled pussie ! He came from an entitled white family that gave him everything any child could want. Now look at that pos excuse for ahmmmmm, human ! Oh woe is Crapperdick, I'm not getting any attention. Oh pretty please look at me and put me on tv, I'll be good. Promise.....until 🤦‍♀️🖕

shayrae
shayrae

He's an insult to people who were and are still under the bondage of slavery. He owes them an apology!

Darkwing219
Darkwing219

this whole thing is ridiculous, The only reason this dumbass is not in the NFL is not because he refused to stand for the anthem it is because he is a locker room cancer and he sucks as a QB, had one good season and the damn 9ers paid him way more then he was worth and caused him to get a big head. I saw the so called work out the other day, it is easy as hell to throw passes to wide open receivers without any pads on and no helmet like your in a flag football game. This waste of flesh has no business in the NFL to begin with. No team in their right mind will pick this idiot up, Hell even the total F--K up Michael Vick got out of jail and got a team, That is how forgiving the National Felons League is when you have skills, So him refusing to stand for the anthem isn't going to phase them at all if the guy actually had skills.

Kmcwilliams116
Kmcwilliams116

He still can’t follow directions. Still a pos 👍

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

Is he STILL oppressed?

He hasn’t worked in a few years. He’s a millionaire or he should be unless he blew his earnings. Kap’s NFL days are history. Like Stephen A Smith said, “He doesn’t want to play in the NFL. He wants to be a martyr.”

He’s an entitled brat who’s buying into the victimhood narrative which seems to be an influence from his radical girlfriend and our public institutions of “higher learning” teachings and I use that term loosely.

People, educate yourselves on the history of slavery and while you’re there, learn about the living conditions of people throughout history. A poor person today has life easier than a rich person a hundred years ago. I am not referring to someone mental outlook on life, just their living conditions.

There are a plenty of mentally weak people today that do nothing but complain about how hard it is for them to put one foot in front of the other. “I can’t because of racism”. You think you’ve been a victim of racism? Learn about the history of Jews and Chinese. You think your life is hard, imagine no running water, no electricity, and no grocery store. Imagine producing all of your food, clothing, and shelter by hand. No drug money is not a real problem.

Oh, I forgot about the Black Lives Matter story of Michael Brown that started all of this. Michael Brown was the criminal shop lifter that had just been reported to the police when he crossed paths with the Ferguson cop. Brown attempted to steal the cop’s gun and managed to squeeze off two rounds after he punched the cop in the face. Yes, I believe the cop’s testimony over the fake news depiction or millionaire race hustler Al Sharpton’s who Browns family has admitted was trying to profit from this case. This is the same case that a couple dozen of the initial “eye witnesses” admitted they provided false testimony during the Obama Administrations DOJ’s investigation. Eventually real eye witnesses provided testimony and one of the men said that he would have shot Michael Brown sooner than the cop did. The grand jury found no reason to indict the officer and experts questioned the validity of there being a grand jury since there was zero evidence of wrongdoing by the officer. Even Obama’s Department of Justice agreed. At least Obama committed to spending $75 million for police body cameras. The funny thing is BLM wants these cameras removed. Wonder why?

Did you read the Michigan State and University of Maryland study published by the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Science” on racial disparities in police fatal shootings?

The report shows that it’s not racial bias on behalf of white officers relative to black officers when it comes to fatal shootings. The bad news is that internal policy changes such as diversifying police forces may not reduce police shootings. Apparently, communities with a higher percentage of whites have more white cops and more white cops shooting white men and the same goes for black communities having more black cops and black cops shooting black men. It even suggests that white cops are less likely to shoot black men based on the fear of being labeled “racist”. Also, between 90% to 95% of civilians shot by police officers were actively attacking the police or other citizens when they were shot. A high percentage of police shootings are suicide by cop.

It’s amazing that’s the annual number of unarmed (not undeserving) black men killed by cops can be counted on one person’s fingers but black men murder roughly 7000 black men each year and Black Lives Matter is focused on cop shootings. This is why most of us believe BLM is a joke.

News flash!!!

White people don’t hate black people.

Hard working Americans (black and white) pay their taxes and their bills. They’re trying to improve their families lives and not worrying about you. They don’t want to hear complaining about what they’ve accomplished from people who sit around on their hands doing nothing all day. Get you ass up everyday and go to work. You’re not a victim. You’re lazy. Life is not fair, get used to it. Maybe you’ll never drive a Ferrari. So what. Life is hard. It’s supposed to be hard. It always has been and probably will always be hard. And please don’t rely on that government indoctrination system called “education”. Self educate and you’ll grow.

Affirmative action has galvanized the victim mentality. Should we have affirmative action in the NFL or NBA? That would mean a bunch of white guys, several Latinos, and some Asians would be replacing a bunch of black guys. Or, should those jobs be based on merit? Shouldn’t everything be based on merit and not skin color? Didn’t a great American say something similar a little over 50 years ago?

The easier you make someone’s life, the less that person will do for themselves. Wipe your kid’s ass forever, and he’ll be a worthless adult. Tell your child that he’s a victim, and he’ll be a victim.

Look around. If you’re happy with the results, keep doing what you’re doing. If not, you’ve got to make changes in your life.

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you’re right.”

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

For once Stephen A. Smith and I agree on something, and I never agree with that asshole, but he flat out said, Kaepernick doesn't want to work, he wants to be a martyr. This should be the final nail in his coffin.

Another_User_ID
Another_User_ID

He's a slave to his own stupidity! Won't play another NFL game. Good riddance!

Louise S
Louise S

If he's a slave I'll buy him...I need some new flooring laid down here

amlee
amlee

But didn't slaves W-O-R-K? He's unemployed..........

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Kaepernick is a con man, stuck in her ever growing poor me life style. This whole thing was a farce instigated by Kaepernick for martyrdom.....and to shoot a Nike commercial. You wont be missed!

NickyJ
NickyJ

Poor baby boo boo. Time to grow a set of balls and start acting like a man.

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

Where is his shirt that says he's a douch bag?

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

“ a country that oppresses black people?” Look at the NFL. Major leagues and pro basketball, most are black and make more money than most of us will ever make in our lifetimes. And that is oppression?! For those of us who work, studied hard in school, get up each day and try to make a difference in our lives and communities, this anti-American, anti law enforcement officer is a loser, a pathetic and hapless nothing.

Louise S
Louise S

If he's decided to be a slave will someone send him over to my house? I need some tiles laid and new paint. ☻

Bigdaddydeuce
Bigdaddydeuce

When Stephen A. Smith calls you out...you’re a self centered punk.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

If time machines existed a real slave from 1860 would come here and slap him for being so stupid.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US