Ray Lewis Tells Kaepernick to Focus On Football, Not Activism

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Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis told controversial free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick to keep his activism and protests out of the spotlight if he wants a job in the NFL.

Lewis uploaded a two minute clip to Twitter yesterday with some advice for the former 49er.


“If you do nothing else, young man, get back on the football field and let your play speak for itself. And what you do off the field, don’t let too many people know because they [are] gonna judge you anyway. No matter what you do. No matter if it’s good or bad,” Lewis stated in the short clip.

Currently, the Ravens are consulting Lewis about whether to sign Kaepernick, making his opinion on the matter fairly important.

Lewis signed a contract with Fox Sports 1 in June, and has spoken out on Kaepernick’s unemployed status often.

Just last month, the former Baltimore icon had strong words for Kaepernick, saying he has to decide whether he wants “to play football or do you want to be an activist?”

The Baltimore Ravens are Kaepernick’s best hope for a job this season. Their starting quarterback Joe Flacco is currently out with a back injury, and backup Ryan Mallett had an abysmal practice last weekend littered with interceptions.

It appears that if Kaepernick wants to be signed by the Ravens, he may have to heed Lewis’ advice: keep his mouth shut and let his play do the talking.