Negros will also cheer the NFL’s latest attempt to move on… but what’s bigger than Kaep getting a job are the real pressing issues players face in the NFL like brain injuries and the toll the game takes on their bodies. Kaep getting a gig doesn’t address any of that. This is all pr, a deflection from Bezos getting a team and how they used Jay Z to end the boycott. Now they’re using Kaep to sell it,
“First, a representative from the league called a select group of reporters last week and suggested they should be available on the following Tuesday for a worthwhile news development. The NFL wouldn’t say what it would be. Just that the reporters should be ready to share some breaking news. When the day arrived, the NFL called Kaepernick’s representatives for the first time in more than a year, instructing them that the league was willing to hold a private pro-day style workout for Kaepernick in Atlanta in four days. If he accepted, a memo would be sent to every NFL team inviting them to attend.
The league wouldn’t answer why it was suddenly making the offer. It wouldn’t say who came up with the idea. It wouldn’t say who would attend. And it wouldn’t say why the workout was roughly 96 hours away and on a Saturday when most NFL teams were preparing for a game.
But the NFL would say this: After nearly three years of waiting for this offer, Kaepernick had two hours to accept it.”
Just like NFL’s deal with Jay-Z, the Colin Kaepernick workout looks like a PR trap
This workout could still fall apart by the time it’s supposed to take place Saturday.