Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback-turned-social justice activist, tweeted highlights from his recent workout for NFL teams.
Kaepernick tweeted: “A huge thank you to all the people that made this happen in ATL,” Kaepernick tweeted along with the self-promotional video. “From our receivers @brice_butler, @BruceElling10, @TheJordanVeasy, @ariwerts — my trainer Josh Hidalgo, the educators at Charles Drew HS & so many more. Can’t thank everyone enough. We stay ready.”
“I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years,” Kaepernick says in the video.
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From The Daily Wire:
As reported by CBS News, the NFL’s special workout for Kaepernick on Nov. 16 was originally set to begin at 3 p.m. at the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility in Flowery Branch, but “at 2:30, representatives for the free agent quarterback informed the league that Kaepernick would instead be conducting the workout at 4 p.m. at Drew High School in Riverdale, Georgia.”
The NFL event Kaepernick skipped reportedly included representatives from some 25 of the league’s 32 teams waiting to watch him perform. At the high school event, which drew far fewer scouts, Kaepernick initially wore a shirt invoking slavery and ended the pseud0-tryout by accusing the league of “running” from him.
“I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years,” Kaepernick declared. “We all know why I came out here today and showed it today in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide, so we’re waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running. To stop running from the truth. To stop running from the people.”