So it's not a protest organized by Spike Lee, he's just the hype man? Either way, what a headache. But wait, there's more.
Report: Colin Kaepernick turned down at least one NFL offer to become an SJW martyr: https://t.co/VjzW2zMN0O— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 8, 2017
Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make “backup money” and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.
“Colin thinks he’s fighting a much higher battle than he is,” the source stated. “He views himself as a race messiah.”
Why am I not surprised by this at all? $900,000 definitely isn't a lot for an experienced backup QB, but it doesn't scream "blackball" either. And owners and GM's figure he's not worth a $5 million gamble like a Josh McCown or Brian Hoyer. We know what those guys are about. We don't know what Kaepernick is about or how he'll function in a long season. And we know that all of them, ideally, are backups.
Colin Kaepernick Did NOT Turn Down NFL Contract https://t.co/O2lPHhwtAY— TMZ (@TMZ) August 8, 2017
A denial from the Kaepernick camp. But we've been hearing for months he wanted starter money. So who knows what to believe? Again, just like everything else.