Colin Kaepernick's Girlfriend Nessa Diab Denies QB Will Stand for Anthem

Carla Harmon
October 11, 2017

Kaepernick's protest against racial prejudice ignited a national debate fanned by President Donald Trump, who said last month that NFL owners should fire any player protesting by kneeling during the anthem.

Five weeks into the NFL regular season, Colin Kaepernick is awaiting an opportunity to play in the league, according to CBS's Jason La Canfora.

While there has been some speculation Kaepernick wasn't interested in returning to the football, La Canfora reported the quarterback would "be willing to work out any place, any time, for any NFL team".

Kaepernick has said he would not kneel for the anthem if he signs with a team.

The reversal came after anchor James Brown asked La Canfora on "The NFL Today": "And kneeling, he said?" "He's going to donate all his jersey sales and he's planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity, J.B".

La Canfora described Kaepernick's daily workout, saying Kaepernick wakes up at 4 New York City, gets a ride to New Jersey and does a multihour workout that includes more than 100 passes. But ESPN reported in March that Kaepernick would stand during the national anthem this season, citing unnamed sources. I didn't ask him if he would sit or stand. The AP issued a correction after La Canfora tweeted about the segment.

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its trousers on", Kaepernick tweeted with an attribution to Winston Churchill.

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kaepernick's agent has reportedly been reaching out to all 32 teams to note his availability. He told the media he was protesting against the treatment of blacks in the United States.

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