The NFL's Kaepernick PR Stunt

The NFL's Kaepernick PR Stunt

Is Colin Kaepernick returning to the NFL? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT:

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“NFL clubs were informed Tuesday that a private workout will be held for free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Saturday in Atlanta, according to a copy of a memo obtained by ESPN.

The session will include on-the-field work and an interview. All teams are invited to attend, and video of the workout and the interview will be made available to them.

Several clubs had inquired about Kaepernick’s current football readiness. Sources told ESPN’s Dan Graziano that the workout was also set up in response to an Oct. 10 statement by Kaepernick’s representatives, who said they had received “little to no response” from the 32 NFL teams. Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016, the year he began protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the pregame national anthem.

In the memo, the league said: “Earlier this year, we discussed some possible steps with his representatives and they recently emphasized his level of preparation and that he is ready to work out for clubs and be interviewed by them. We have therefore arranged this opportunity for him to work out, and for all clubs to have the opportunity to evaluate his current readiness and level of interest in resuming his NFL career.”

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian

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  1. Cenk, quit trying to give advice on sports, we all know you were the guy who got cut from any sport you ever tried out for. NFL isn’t black mailing him, He sucks and isn’t a good team player. Nobody owes Kapernick anything. Let me guess, the young turds think government should contol the NFL and their decisions? Get real

  2. I’m sorry but you got this story so so wrong.

    I agree part of it has to do with his kneeling. However the bigger part of it was just how terrible of a quarterback he was.

    In his last two seasons out of 35 qualified quarterbacks he was

    Games 21 – NFL rank 26th
    W-L 3-16 – NFL rank 34th
    Comp % – 59% – NFL rank 32nd
    Total QBR – 52 – NFL rank 31st

    Not to mention he wasn’t even a starting QB when got cut.

    You guys obviously don’t know sports, and if you took just 5 minutes to research the topic you’d realize how foolish this video is.

    Still love your content though!

  3. sounds like there trying for a loophole in the law or some rule NFL rule that any player has to atleast be offered to tryout or has to tryout that doesnt have a team or is benched for 2 or more years

  4. Reason why NFL won't sign him is because he sucks. He was only good when the 49ers had Harbaugh and talented players but when all that went away he just started sucking. 49ers worse mistake was letting Colin play on Superbowl against Ravens instead of Alex Smith.

  5. He wasn’t black balled for anything horse face listed, he was cut from the team because HE SUCKS! Also no one likes a drama queen on the field. The NFL is racist Jaba? 2/3 or so off the NFL is black. He should never be hailed as a hero, HE’S A VAGINA! God these turds get EVERYTHING WRONG! Hahaha

  6. stick to politics. maybe the dropoffs of winston and marriota, and even newtown, had something to do with not wanting to sign a qb with no game experience for two years

  7. The only PR stunt I'm seeing is Kaepernicks inevitable failure to get a job as an NFL quarterback is morphing into a temper tantrum against the NFL. It was the same story with Bernie Sanders. The Democrats gave him a podium and a platform by allowing him to run as a Democrat, and his failure of a campaign morphed into a temper tantrum against the DNC. It's the same shit over and over again. Kaepernick needs to be constantly reminded that HE was the one that opted out of his contract and brought his unemployment onto himself. Regressives need to stop biting the hand that feeds them and just go away.

  8. Kaepernick wants to be a martyr, he doesn't even want to work in the nfl, good job spinning that story again, he's a joke

    Let me be clear, kaepernick put his request forth the night before said meeting…cant imagine why you would leave that important key detail out…youve never in your life done that have ya?

  9. When is Colin Kaepernick going to China and get on one knee during the Chinese National Anthem ??? Does he not want to protest the fascist government of China? When is he going to a NBA game to protest the fascist Chinese government ? Or protest the NBA kowtowing to the fascist Chinese government ?

  10. Colin kaepernick is a joke not a hero. The NFL wanted to see what he could do and in the last minute he wanted to change locations with his own camera crew. Colin kaepernick then decide to wear a kunta kinta shirt comparing the NFL to racist slave owners. TYT people like you are ridiculous.

  11. Cap is a trash football player, he is a bad at being a professional football players as tyt are at give fact based news stories. Complete trash. You’re a dumpster fire

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