These are the words of a billionaire owner of an NFL franchise, the words of the most (or second most behind Jerry Jones) influential owner in the league, the man whose team is led by a 41-year-old quarterback and a backup who probably isn’t even good enough to be fourth-string:
Gee. If only Robert Kraft was in a position—you know, had the power and influence—to do something about that.
It reminds me of another largely empty gesture Kraft made back in April, when he visited rapper Meek Mill in jail instead of using his enormous influence to do something more than just symbolic, to perhaps have a real impact, rather than helping a celebrity rapper. Kraft could have signed Kaepernick to a contract as a backup to aging Tom Brady months ago, to show he really did empathize with the cause for racial justice. He didn’t then. He isn’t now. Until that changes, his words are hollow and should be treated as nothing more.
No brownie points for you, Mr. Kraft.