Colin Kaepernick Moves Workout After Dispute with NFL

Воскресенье, 17 Ноя, 2019

Former NFL coaches Hue Jackson and Joe Philbin will be running the event on the field.

It was not known how teams would be attending the workout in the new location.

Kaepernick's representatives said their client is seeking "a transparent and open process" but that "the NFL league office has not provided one".

The league earlier had announced that 11 teams - Arizona, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Miami, New England, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay, and Washington - confirmed they will attend in some capacity.

However, with the kerfuffle over the list of what teams are set to be on hand for the workout, it appears that Kaepernick's representatives are beginning to get vexed over the deal. "Twenty-five clubs were present for the workout, and all 32 clubs, their head coaches, general managers and other personnel executives would have received video footage of the interview and workout, shot by the Atlanta Falcons video crew".

More than 24 teams were reportedly expected to watch Kaepernick at the showcase.

The workout was pushed back an hour to 4 p.m. ET, presumably to give National Football League scouts time to make it to the new location. Kaepernick's representatives then asked if it could be a later Saturday. Instead of it being a waiver in the event that he was injured, Kaepernick's team says that the waiver would have exonerated the league from ANY employment claims.

Among the first players to kneel during the pregame USA national anthem in protest against extrajudicial killings of black people by police, Kaepernick has been unable to find a team to sign him since 2017.

During the third preseason game in 2016 he began sitting during the US anthem.

Kaepernick became a free agent in 2017.

Furthermore, it would be a huge surprise if Kaepernick ends up with any team this season.

A few players, including Panthers safety Eric Reid - who kneeled alongside Kaepernick when they were teammates in San Francisco - have described the hastily scheduled workout as "disingenuous".

The decision to kneel sparked a national outcry and forced NFL owners to address the situation, very almost leading the league to make a broad policy - something that did not happen in the end.