Colin Kaepernick’s anti-American anthem protest became an embarrassment for the league.
Instead of standing up for the country, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell stood idly by as viewers turned away in droves.
In light of the disgraceful display, Kaepernick has been unable to find a new team, and his latest move probably closed the book on his NFL career forever.
Kaepernick crippled his chances of playing again by becoming one of the most polarizing locker room distractions the league has ever seen, and—more importantly—playing poorly on the field.
The radical left predictably turned Kaepernick into a folk hero, bestowing upon him award after award.
Kaepernick claims he desires to get back in the league, but he seems far more interested in becoming a martyr.
If he’s truly interested in getting back in the NFL, it was a foolish move to depose the one team that showed legitimate interest in signing him—the Seattle Seahawks.
From The Sporting News:
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider were deposed this week by attorneys for Colin Kaepernick in connection with the free-agent quarterback’s collusion grievance against the NFL, according to multiple reports.
According to ESPN.com, which cited unidentified sources, attorneys questioned Schneider on Wednesday and Carroll on Thursday.
The Seahawks could be a key piece to Kaepernick’s collusion grievance. They are the only team to have the former 49ers quarterback in for a visit since he became a free agent in the spring of 2017. Seattle canceled a scheduled workout with him after he wouldn’t commit to standing for the national anthem, according to multiple reports.
Notes Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, who himself is a lawyer:
“Carroll has since suggested on multiple occasions that the door remains open for Kaepernick. It would be awkward, to say the least, for Kaepernick to sign with Seattle after his lawyers questioned Schneider and Carroll under oath, especially since there’s a good chance that the questioning may have gotten a little testy at times regarding whether the Seahawks were ever truly interested in Kaepernick, whether they did indeed tie a workout offer to standing during the anthem, and whether they actually believe that the collection of slappies the Seahawks have signed over the past 14 months are truly better than Kaepernick.”
Kaepernick’s grievance claims that he has been blackballed by the NFL and league owners because he kneeled during the national anthem as a form of social protest.
Carroll and Schneider join a list of NFL figures who have been deposed in the case that reportedly includes NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, league executive VP Troy Vincent, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Texans owner Bob McNair, Ravens coach John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome.
Kaepernick’s ego has swelled to oceanic proportions. His entire lawsuit is based on the premise that he’s so good; it must be a 32-team cabal barring him from the league.
The reality is nobody wants a subpar pocket passer with complex issues as a loudmouth backup quarterback.
Last season, Kaepernick retweeted a tweet from left-wing sports commentator Shannon Sharpe that criticized Pete Carroll for not signing him, then his girlfriend went to Twitter to attack Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and team legend Ray Lewis.
If Kaepernick is this oblivious while trying to get a job, imagine how unruly he could be if he actually got one.