American football star Colin Kaepernick, who controversially took a knee during the national anthem in protest over police brutality, wrongful shootings, and racial profiling, has sent a workout video to all 32 NFL teams.
According to a report by TMZ Sports, Kaepernick also sent a note to each team claiming to be ready and willing to visit with any team for an interview and/or a workout.More on Kaepernick's workout in the video below:
Footage of Kaepernick's workout has since emerged on social media, showing the former NFL player and quarterback tossing a ball in a stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The workout was reportedly delayed since the NFL apparently didn't want too much publicity around the event. However, Kaepernick apparently wanted as many people as possible to see him practice, in order to "ensure transparency."
Following the workout, Kaepernick also attached a message to all NFL owners, GMs, coaches, and even Commissioner Roger Goodell, in which he stated: "We’re waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people. We’re out here, we’re ready to play, we’re ready to go anywhere."Check out the full footage of the workout below:
Colin Kaepernick's agent Adam Schefter has recently released a statement claiming that he's been unable to find employment as a result of the controversy generated by his protest.
According to a report by Sports Illustrated, Schefter's document stated: "I have reached out to all 32 [NFL] teams about Colin's employment, with little to no response from teams about an opportunity for Colin. In 25 years, I have never seen anything like it."
He continued: "Not a single team has brought Colin in for a workout. Seattle brought Colin in for a visit but did not work him out. Afterward, Pete Carroll said Colin is a 'starter in this league.'"Colin Kaepernick takes a knee during the national anthem:
He added: "No other NFL team has interviewed or worked out Colin in the past three seasons, despite other false statements in the media to the contrary."
Not only this, but the football-player-turned-activist was also recently caught on camera feeding the homeless on his 32nd birthday.