"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE."
Those are the words atop a two-page document entitled “Facts to Address the False Narratives Regarding Colin Kaepernick." His agent, Jeff Nalley, and PR director, Jasmine Windham, released it Thursday.
“There have been so many false narratives in the media regarding Colin,’’ the document reads. “We believe it is important to set the record straight, again. Nothing below is open for interpretation or debate, it’s the truth and nothing else.’’
In case you missed it here is the Press Release:
Kaepernick's brother from another mother Carolina Panther Eric Reid also added to the fray by tweeting the following:
Obviously Kaepernick isn't going to be added to the Panthers roster or it would have already happened. I'd guess the team has enough to worry about with Newton's vegan diet and ever expanding wardrobe issues, so it looks like Cam's season is over if not his football career.
Least we forget Carolina fans, even desperate for a win Carolina fans would not stand with someone who doesn't. As much as Kaepernick would like to re-frame his protest it will always be about the flag. A worthy cause but the protest was poorly thought out and executed.
Cedar's Take: Kaepernick is healthy more so than Cam Newton, though work outs can't replicate real games. Maybe the former NFL Quarterback just needs some advice?
In the late 70's a kid on a bike asked a gas station owner for a job. The owner was named Hubert Blanton and he owned a number of Gulf Service Stations including the one at the corner of Archdale Drive and South Blvd. in Charlotte. Blanton told the kid "get a hair cut and I'll hire you".
So the kid rode his bike across the street, got a regular hair cut much to the surprise of the shopping center barber and a 1/2 dozen onlookers, ending a nearly five year avoidance of barber shops. A new look and seven inches of hair lighter, he returned to the gas station.
Blanton chuckled with "well I'll be dammed" and hired the kid on the spot. A job he'd work until he was 16.
Sometimes being good at something isn't enough, sometimes you just have to suck it up and toss your "principles" (in this case the right of free expression) to the curb.
Maybe Kaepernick just needs to cut his hair.