Colin Kaepernick’s potential return to the National Football League hit a major roadblock this week, with the once-interested Seattle Seahawks reportedly ditching their efforts to hire the protesting player.
Kaepernick -widely credited with starting the trend of professional athletes taking a knee during the US anthem back in 2016- was disinvited from the Seahawks training session earlier this year after he refused to say whether he planned on continuing his protests into the next season.
According to one ESPN reporter, the Seattle Seahawks are “no longer” interested.
“Seahawks expressed interest in Kaepernick this off-season, but he no longer appears to be in their plans.”
Colin Kaepernick and his attorneys took depositions in his collusion grievance from Seahawks' HC Pete Carroll today and from GM John Schneider on Wednesday, per source.
Seahawks expressed interest in Kaepernick this off-season, but he no longer appears to be in their plans.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2018
The former 49ers quarterback has been struggling to return to the league after his on-field protests made national headlines; accusing President Trump and NFL officials of “colluding” to keep him off the rosters.
KAEPERNICK UNLEASHED: The Quarterback SLAMS Police for ‘Lawful Lynching’
Out-of-work NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was back in the national headlines this week after he viciously attacked members of law enforcement; accusing police departments of “lawful lynchings” across the US.
According to the Associated Press, Kaepernick was speaking after receiving an award from Amnesty International; which had named the protesting player its annual Ambassador of Conscience.
“Racialized oppression and dehumanization is woven into the very fabric of our nation — the effects of which can be seen in the lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police, and the mass incarceration of black and brown lives in the prison industrial complex,” Kaepernick said.
“How can you stand for the national anthem of a nation that preaches and propagates, ‘freedom and justice for all,’ that is so unjust to so many of the people living there?” he asked.
Colin Kaepernick is widely credited as starting the NFL’s “player protest” demonstrations back in 2016, with athletes choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
GAME OVER: Kaepernick SNUBBED by Team After Refusing to STAND
The Seattle Seahawks reportedly gave Colin Kaepernick the boot from pre-season training after the out-of-work quarterback flat-out refused to quit his national anthem protest; adding they were “deciding” whether to offer the athlete a job for the upcoming season.
According to Fox News, the former 49er was contacted by the Seahawks weeks ago about a possible visit to the team’s headquarters for tryouts. Inside sources say the trip was canceled after officials demanded Kaepernick remain standing during the US national anthem
“The team reportedly asked Kaepernick if he would continue his protest if he was signed to the NFL again and he was ‘unwilling to give that assurance to them,’” writes Fox.
Kaepernick made national headlines throughout the 2016 season when he kicked-off the trend of player protests during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
“The NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again,” Trump told Sean Hannity last October. “They could have then suspended him for two games and they could have suspended him again if he did it a third time, for the season, and you would never have had a problem.”