With less than a month until the NFL season kicks off, free-agent Colin Kaepernick is still without a team, and according to The Daily Caller, he’s the reason why.
According to the site, Kaepernick, who many feel has been blackballed by NFL owners as retribution for his National Anthem protest to shed light on black oppression and police brutality, has made efforts to continue the discussion by turning down a contract offer from an NFL team. The effort would be in order to receive more money while still playing up race card.
Via The Daily Caller –
“Despite the ongoing narrative that Kaepernick’s very public political views are preventing any NFL teams from offering him a roster spot, TheDC’s source claims Kaep himself has turned down at least one contract in the hopes of stirring up a media frenzy that eventually leads to a more lucrative deal for the 27-year-old vet.
Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make “backup money” and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.
Shortly after the 2017 offseason began, Kaepernick parted ways with XAM Sports — the agency which had represented him since he entered the league in 2011 — and TheDC’s source added that Kaepernick’s girlfriend, outspoken radio host Nessa Diab, appears to be a driving force behind his negotiating tactics.
“Colin thinks he’s fighting a much higher battle than he is,” the source stated. “He views himself as a race messiah.”
The source also noted that the NFL has instructed it’s teams and owners to remain quiet on Kaepernick’s contract negotiations.