Colin Kaepernick’s Team Dispels False Narrative With Facts

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Seeking to dismantle rumors, innuendo and misconceptions surrounding the status of embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, representatives for the star issued a press release on Thursday filled with irrefutable facts about the football star and activist who was ostracized by the men who own NFL teams…and Jay-Z.

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“There have been so many false narratives in the media regarding Colin,” begins the two-page fact sheet from sports agent Jeff Nalley and public relations director Jasmine Windham. “Nothing below is up for interpretation or debate, it’s the truth and nothing else.” The document goes on to outline Kaepernick’s stats and highlighted his preparation and training since NFL owners whiteballed the six-year veteran after he decided to protest injustice and inequality.

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Noting that Kaepernick remains eligible to play in the NFL, the statement points out that he hasn’t been brought in for a workout or offered a job by a single team “despite other false statements in the media to the contrary,” Kap’s camp adds that the Seattle Seahawks brought him in for a visit but didn’t work him out. Still, Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Kaepernick is “a starter in this league.”

The release also dispelled the notion that Kaepernick doesn’t want to play football, revealing that he works out five days a week and his agent has reached out to representatives for every franchise in the NFL, to no avail. Nalley dissected Kaepernick’s measurables from his playing games, proving that there are players on NFL rosters with much lesser accomplishments.

Here is the release in full:

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Kaepernick’s friend and ally Eric Reid shared the release on Twitter.

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Asked if getting Kaepernick back in the league was one of his “actionable items,” acclaimed rapper and acclaimed stabber of backs Jay-Z paused from counting the money he made from the movement that Kaepernick started, looked at the Meghan Trainor poster on his wall and said:

“I thought you knew…The ‘J’ stands for ‘Judas.’”

World-renowned wypipologist. Getter and doer of "it." Never reneged, never will. Last real negus alive.

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DISCUSSION

Am I supposed to dislike Jay-Z now? If so, why? Is the general thought that Kap is the reason that Jay-Z was able to strike this deal with the NFL?

I want Kap to get a job if someone wants to hire him, but I’m not into making anyone hire anyone that they don’t want to hire. I’m also for anyone who doesn’t like the reason that that person isn’t be hired to stop supporting that entire organization in any way.

There are people at my job who are better than me at my job, but since the people in power positions that don’t “like” them, or want to deal with them for whatever reasons, I still have the higher position....and that says a lot since I spend at least 2 hours of my work day on theroot instead of actually working.