Friday, October 11, 2019

Kaepernick The Dream Fades - Panthers Say No

Yesterday with the Carolina Panthers heading across the pond and one time star quarterback Cam Newton noticeably taking a flight to parts unknown, an odd press release surfaced. 


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. 


Anonymous said...

I have a serious question. I heard that Sgt Muhammed at CMPD, took a knee...and raised his fist like a black panther during the Panthers game.

Is this accurate? If is he still employed? Who would work with that guy?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Wakanda! Tell him the FOP aka 'Rutuku" will buy him a one way ticket to Wakanda where he can learn to speak Xhosa and chase Majambzi all around the savannah.

Anonymous said...

Two homicides tonight...another that might become a homicide at the music factory. Ending the year on a good note!

Anonymous said...

CMPD is down 400 officers and the DNC training starts in the Spring. We are up to 85 homicides and burnout is checking on.

Someone please help us.

Anonymous said...

Dont worry 8:53 command staff has your back !!!

Chip Starr said...

Officially we stand at 85. Really unfortunate but we will surpass 100 before year end. Silence from City Leadership is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Allen is 5-0 with zero interceptions. I think its safe to say SCAM NEWTON is history. Had he traveled with the team had he even made a statement supporting Allen I'd feel bad about putting him on waivers. He won't be missed.

Anonymous said...

The bye week ugh does Cam Newton return? I hope not and I think it is unfair that the Panthers continue to string the Scam Newton fans along. He's history sorry SCAM FANS.