An injury to Baltimore Ravens’ starting quarterback Joe Flacco has caused an internal inquiry.
The organization is deciding whether or not to sign infamous quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Head Coach John Harbaugh and General Manager Ozzie Newsome asked veteran players on the team how they felt about the signing.
However, team owner Steve Bisciotti was reportedly resistant to the move, and his wariness has proven to be correct.
Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa Diab, a radio host, suggested Bisciotti is a slave owner and Ravens legend Ray Lewis is an Uncle Tom.
From The Baltimore Sun:
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t publicly spoken about the possibility of signing with the Ravens as quarterback Joe Flacco misses time in training camp with a back injury.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s girlfriend, however, sent the franchise a message — specifically to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and former star linebacker Ray Lewis.
Nessa Diab, a nationally syndicated radio personality who has dated Kaepernick for about two years, posted to Twitter on Tuesday an image of Lewis embracing Bisciotti over a mirrored shot from a scene in “Django Unchained,” where a house slave, played by Samuel L. Jackson, hugs his racist master, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
— NESSA (@nessnitty) August 3, 2017
The tweet was likely a jab at the Ravens’ drawn-out publicity about whether to add Kaepernick after his national anthem protest last year and subsequent social justice activism.
This week, a report surfaced that Bisciotti, who said he was consulting Lewis and fans about the decision, was resistant to the coach John Harbaugh’s and general manager Ozzie Newsome’s interest in signing Kaepernick — which Newsome later refuted in a statement.
Lewis also posted a video to Twitter urging Kaepernick to “get back on the football field and let your play speak for itself.”
Perhaps that’s Kaepernick’s intention. Nessa, though, has other plans.
After tweeting the picture, captioned with a bulls-eye emoji and Lewis’ Twitter handle, she retweeted videos and articles denouncing his plea and supporting Kaepernick’s efforts.
This is precisely why teams are reluctant to sign Kaepernick. His girlfriend, who surely had his blessing, just trashed the team he’s trying to get a job with.
He’s not worth the trouble.
No team wants to deal with a backup quarterback and his incendiary girlfriend potentially starting a media firestorm at any moment.
Kaepernick is running out of options.
Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill recently went down with a knee injury that appeared to be serious.
Considering Kaepernick tacitly insulted beloved Miami figure Ray Lewis and wore a pro-Fidel Castro t-shirt last year, the chances of him signing with that organization are nil.
Colin Kaepernick hasn’t publicly spoken in months, but his message is loud and clear. He’s chosen activism over employment.