You might be surprised to learn that there are only a handful of NFL players that continue to carry on the torch disgraced former quarterback Colin Kaepernick left just a little over three years ago.
Amongst them are Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid.
And now anti-American Eric Reid claims Jay-Z must do this one thing for redemption and prevent him from being a sellout.
The NFL announced last week they’ve entered into a social justice campaign partnership with superstar rapper Jay-Z and his company Roc Nation. It was a shocking surprise because Jay-Z has always “stood” in solidarity with his friend Colin Kaepernick.
Jay-Z told ESPN, “With its global reach, the National Football League has the platform and opportunity to inspire change across the country. Roc Nation has shown that entertainment and enacting change are not mutually exclusive ideas – instead, we unify them. This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of communities across America.”
Kaepernick was allegedly not too happy about Jay-Z’s decision to partner with “the enemy.”
He’s been posting a lot on Twitter recently like a workout video, demonstrating he’s still training and awaiting a phone call, and on the three-year anniversary of the first time he kneeled, Kaepernick posted a graphic video of police brutality.
Kaepernick’s not the only one upset at Jay-Z over his decision to partner with the NFL. Another is his co-plaintiff in the collusion lawsuit that was already settled with the NFL, Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid.
Talking to media next to his locker, Reid told reporters, “This isn’t somebody who just came out of left field and decided to make a partnership with the NFL This is somebody who’s spoken on the phone with Colin, has met with Colin, has presented awards to Colin, or his wife (Beyonce) has. Has been outspoken in support of Colin. Again, talking against the treatment that the NFL has shown towards Colin. Now he’s made a partnership with the NFL.”
Not only did Eric Reid scoff after his last comment, other players in the locker room did as well. There are a lot of players who are immensely disappointed in Jay-Z’s decision.
The superstar rapper also intends to become an NFL owner in the near future, which would make sense for Jay-Z to strike a deal because the league doesn’t allow just anybody to own a team. The NFL famously blocked President Trump from buying the Cleveland Browns back in the late 1980s.
But Reid said Jay-Z’s one moment of redemption would be if he hired Kaepernick.
Reid remarked, “If Jay-Z is going to be an owner, is Colin going to be signed the day he becomes an owner of a team? We’ll see. I think he has a very small window with an ownership position to make a move to get Colin on whatever team he’s on. Very small window. But if he’s part-owner, that means he has a say, so we’ll see if he uses that position to get Colin.”
Maybe this is part of Jay-Z’s master plan? What if he did enter into the partnership so the league would sign off on him co-owning a team, so then he could turn around and hire Kaepernick. It would have to be sooner rather than later because Kaepernick turns 32-years-old in November and he’s no Tom Brady so his shelf life isn’t too much longer.