Colin Kaepernick's Team Addresses "False Narratives" - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise magazine Fall 2019 issue

Colin Kaepernick’s representatives have released a list of statements that addresses the “false narratives” surrounding the former NFL quarterback.

In a Twitter post, ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared the full press release from Kaepernick’s agent, Jeff Nalley, and PR director, Jasmine Windham, titled “Facts to Address the False Narratives Regarding Colin Kaepernick.” The release begins: “There have been many false narratives in the media regarding Colin, we believe it is important to set the record straight, again. Nothing below is up for interpretation or debate, it’s the truth and nothing else.”

In the press release, an array of Kaepernick’s stats prove that he was–and still is capable of being–a very productive quarterback in the National Football League. “In summary, it is difficult to think of another young player in NFL history with statistics and character as impressive as Colin’s not being given an opportunity to earn a spot on an NFL roster after what he has accomplished,” the statement concluded. It’s been recently reported that President Donald Trump may have prevented Kaepernick from getting signed.

Carolina Panther Eric Reid–who continues to stand by Kaepernick–shared his thoughts on his former teammate via Twitter.

Kaepernick, who played in Super Bowl XLVII for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013, lost his job in 2016 after taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in America. The act sparked the controversial #TakeAKnee movement. Although the National Football League has said that it is not colluding on keeping Kaepernick from getting signed, he sued the league and eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount last year.

However, Kaepernick remains an unsigned free agent; no teams have contacted him.