Black Sports : Colin Kaepernick Isn’t Being Blackballed Because He Knelt for Anthem - Rule violates 1st Amendment

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    Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism
    Jeff Amy, Associated Press


    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health care...


    https://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Protesters-burn-Mississippi-flag-say-it-13005114.php

    Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A group of about 30 demonstrators on Monday burned a Mississippi state flag, saying it symbolizes the racism at the heart of the state's problems with poverty, education and health care. Demonstrators with the Poor People's...
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    Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP
    Members of the Mississippi Poor People's Campaign burn a Confederate battle flag at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson, Miss., Monday, June 18, 2018. Protesters also burned a Mississippi state flag. The ... more

     
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    Sources: NFL pushes for ruling on whether Colin Kaepernick's collusion case should continue
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    Charles Robinson
    NFL columnist
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    ...According to Article 17 in the CBA, the argument will need to show evidence “sufficient to raise a genuine issue of material fact capable of satisfying” Kaepernick’s collusion allegation.


    https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-nf...rnicks-collusion-case-continue-012710523.html

    Sources: NFL pushes for ruling on whether Colin Kaepernick's collusion case should continue

    The request is the most pivotal moment in the nearly nine months of discovery and depositions between the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and the NFL.
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    Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, posing at the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award in April, is facing a strong legal move from the NFL. (AP)

     
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    Sources: NFL pushes for ruling on whether Colin Kaepernick's collusion case should continue
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    Charles Robinson
    NFL columnist
    Yahoo Sports



    ...According to Article 17 in the CBA, the argument will need to show evidence “sufficient to raise a genuine issue of material fact capable of satisfying” Kaepernick’s collusion allegation.


    https://sports.yahoo.com/sources-nf...rnicks-collusion-case-continue-012710523.html

    Sources: NFL pushes for ruling on whether Colin Kaepernick's collusion case should continue

    The request is the most pivotal moment in the nearly nine months of discovery and depositions between the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and the NFL.
    sports.yahoo.com

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    Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, posing at the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award in April, is facing a strong legal move from the NFL. (AP)

     
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    :wow: Is it in the water, folk seem to be getting confused lately? :facepalm: Dang Jim

    Jim Brown: ‘I’ll never kneel’

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    NFL great Jim Brown, known for his activism, says he would never kneel for anthem

    Former NFL great Jim Brown, who has been a notable political activist through his life, said he would never kneel during the national anthem.
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    ...There’s a famous photo of Jim Brown sitting with Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Muhammad Ali at a news conference in 1967. Brown, who is 82, said he supported the players’ rights to kneel, but he didn’t agree with what they’re doing; in recent years, Brown drew criticism for his support of Donald Trump after Trump was elected president.

    :picture: You can't have it both ways, naw...
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    Former running back Jim Brown, shown here in 2014, said he would not kneel for the national anthem. (AP)

     
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    Jim Brown was just another professional athlete who was brought, sold, or traded like a modern day slave! Like most athletes Brown was/is no intellectual giant! Not by a long shot!!!
     
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    He wasn't blackballed he just wasn't picked up because he's not a great player.


    "To blame Kaepernick's unemployment on his protest is to misread the way NFL teams make personnel decisions.

    While it would be naïve to think every owner and general manager approved of Kaepernick's protest, or that it never influenced their perception of him, it's important to understand priorities. Teams are swayed first by a player's potential (or lack thereof) to help them win. Protest or not, Kaepernick would be under contract now if he had played demonstrably better in recent years."

    "Kaepernick was one of the league's least-accurate quarterbacks. His 60.1 completion percentage ranked No. 23 in the NFL, and his percentage of off-target throws -- judged on video by ESPN Stats & Information -- ranked No. 18 (17.6 percent).

    Those issues intensified in 2015 and 2016 amid the 49ers' coaching turmoil and talent drain. Since the start of the 2015 season, Kaepernick ranks last in the NFL among 35 qualified passers in off-target percentage (22.6). His completion percentage ranks No. 32 at 59.1."
     
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