Spike Lee sticks up for Colin Kaepernick: Teams shunning QB is BS

Ross Houston
March 21, 2017

The Mercury News also reported Kaepernick is spending the offseason training in NY and continuing to engage in social activism.

"They won't move on", the manager added.

Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned as a free agent.

Of course, the 29-year-old Kaepernick is carrying extra baggage for teams because of his decision to kneel during the national anthem last season, igniting a major controversy.

Movie director Spike Lee made that connection in an Instagram post after having brunch with Kaepernick in NY, saying it "Smells MAD Fishy To Me, Stinks To The High Heavens". Smells MAD Fishy To Me, Stinks To The High Heavens.

While the quarterback market is still yet to fully shake out, in part because some teams seem to be waiting to see what happens to Tony Romo, from the sounds of it, Kaepernick is just lingering on the market, drawing little interest from teams. "They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team". What's more, this source told Freeman, leagues bosses want to use Kaepernick as an example to discourage other employees from taking similar political stands in the future.

The San Francisco 49ers are still open to bringing Colin Kaepernick back into the mix at quarterback. The counterpoint to this would be that Kaepernick chose to opt out of a deal he already had in place with the 49ers.

Rumors circled early in the season that Kaepernick only began his protests to raise his profile as a race activist to head off being traded by the 49ers.

While playing for the 49ers, Kaepernick sparked a national debate over racial injustice by refusing to stand for the American flag and national anthem.

The movie director can't believe not a single one of the NFL's 32 teams has signed Kaepernick - especially one of his hometown teams in the Big Apple. The New York J-E-T-S Need A Quarterback. Both men should be lauded for their activism, even if you don't agree with the impetus for that activism, and both are bad quarterbacks who won playoff games in this decade.

Lynch also revealed that Kaepernick was close to signing with another team, but a deal failed to materialize.

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