Colin Kaepernick

A pair of American athletes may face “consequences” after staging podium protests at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, over the weekend, ESPN reported. Fencer Race Imboden, a two-time Olympian, took a knee as the rest of his men’s foil team stood Friday after winning gold medals, the outlet said. Imboden’s actions reflected those
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Nike’s controversial decision to stop selling a patriotic Betsy Ross shoe at the behest of Colin Kaepernick has had a significant impact on the athletic company’s market value. While the company is taking a beating in the public relations department, Nike’s market value increased significantly this week after the controversy boiled over, TMZ reported. Image
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) caused some offense on Twitter on Friday by simply quoting a Frederick Douglass speech in context after Colin Kaepernick cherry-picked an anti-Independence Day excerpt—but the senator easily dispatched his detractors. The backstory Kaepernick quoted the following part of a Douglass speech: “What have I, or those I represent, to do with
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Retired NFL tight-end Martellus Bennett, who won the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2016, is calling on prominent white quarterbacks in the NFL to continue national anthem protests. What did Bennett say? Speaking this week at the Athletes + Activism forum hosted by The Atlantic columnist Jemele Hill, Bennett said Americans would
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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is reportedly ready to get back in the NFL now that he has settled his grievance against the league that claimed he had been blackballed for protesting the national anthem. Kaepernick has not played professional football since 2016, but a source close to the former quarterback said he’s ready to
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Monday on ESPN’s “First Take,” host Stephen A. Smith argued that activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick is more comparable to President Donald Trump than Jackie Robinson. Kaepernick tweeted a graphic Sunday with a quote by Robinson about how he cannot stand or sing the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/pg71tJl7z3 — Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 16, 2018 Smith said
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Seattle Seahawks insiders are insisting that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not out of the running for  job, despite the team’s recent signing of backup quarterback Austin Davis. Kaepernick most recently made news after the Seahawks canceled a meeting with the former San Francisco 49er because he would not pledge to end his anti-American
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Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones was the latest to be deposed in national anthem protester Colin Kaepernick’s grievance case filed against the NFL, sources say. On Thursday, Jones became the fourth NFL official questioned by Kaepernick’s lawyers, according to Pro Football Talk. Others deposed include Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Baltimore Ravens General Manager Ozzie
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks canceled a visit with Colin Kaepernick after he refused to say he would stop protesting during the playing of the national anthem. Schefter reported that the Seahawks tried to get the former NFL player to commit to ending his protests, but Kaepernick refused: After arranging for Colin
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Rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry have joined e-commerce billionaire Michael Rubin in a group of investors seeking to buy the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, a report says. Rubin, who organized the group of potential buyers, made his effort public last weekend saying that his goal was to bring minority owners
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The Houston Texans are reportedly operating under an unspoken and unwritten rule, when evaluating potential free agents this offseason. That unofficial rule appears to be: If he took a knee, he can’t be a Texan. According to the Houston Chronicle’s Jerome Solomon, “There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood
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