Colin Kaepernick Not Playing In The NFL This Season Is A Win For America

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We’re one day away from the NFL regular season finale, and Colin Kaepernick won’t have taken a single snap this season.

I think it’s very safe to say that Kaepernick not playing in the league after disrespecting this great country is a win for the USA.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback made a decision to not stand for the national anthem and it cost him. Actions have consequences, and when you do dumb things there is a price to be paid.

Though I never had the pleasure of meeting Muhammad Ali, he mentored me without ever meeting me. He in many ways laid the foundation of what I saw as the zenith of athlete-activism and perfecting the utilization of your platform as an athlete to force conversations about how America was not living up to what America professes to be. Lonnie Williams, the wife of Muhammad Ali was in attendance tonight. I am equally honored to share this space with her. She once said that, “Muhammad’s legacy is not just for me and his children and grandchildren, it’s a legacy for the world.” I accept this award, not for myself, but on behalf of the people, because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested. If it were not for the peoples willingness to support me, I would not be on this stage today. Thank you very much to Sports Illustrated for the honor of the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. I am humbled and honored to share this with the people. : @KarlFergusonJr

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It has been really fun watching people freak out and complain all year that nobody will sign him. Why would any team want that guy on their roster? Give me one good reason.

The truth of the matter is that he is not worth the distraction that comes with him. He’s not good enough to start in the NFL anymore, so why would you sign a backup with that media circus? That’s not even factoring in the loss revenue from ticket sales that you might suffer. No owner on the planet is dumb enough to make that decision.

Personally, I’m glad Kaepernick didn’t play. There’s no excuse for anybody to ever disrespect America the way he did. There are plenty of legit ways to air out your grievances if you have them. Not standing for the anthem, praising Fidel Castro and wearing socks depicting cops as pigs is the wrong way.

Hopefully now that he’s been out of the league for a full year we can finally stop talking about him.

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