Stories tagged: Colin Kaepernick
Thu., June 7, 2018, 6 a.m.
Karin Klein: What happened to Roseanne and Kaepernick has zero to do with First Amendment rights
This era of political discontent has seemingly made us all experts on the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Or at least, there’s a lot of complaining about one news …
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters
NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but …
Mon., April 23, 2018, 5:16 p.m.
Pete Carroll: Seahawks still open to considering Colin Kaepernick
Pete Carroll said Monday the Seattle Seahawks have not closed the door on the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick to their roster, but how much further they pursue it may …
UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:22 a.m.
Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for inequality protests
Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Seahawks postpone meeting with Colin Kaepernick over anthem, off-field questions
With Kaepernick saying he was unclear of his future off-field plans, the Seahawks decided to postpone the trip for now so that coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
AP Special Report: For NFL players, racial profiling often personal
The Associated Press surveyed 56 of the 59 black players at last weekend’s Pro Bowl game as part of its look at how African-American athletes have long used their sports …
Mon., Dec. 25, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
NFL protests named top sports story of 2017
President Donald Trump couldn’t stand NFL players kneeling in protest during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” His angry call to fire players who didn’t stand for the national anthem rekindled both the …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Beyonce presents Colin Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Award
Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Norman Chad: Gift ideas for people you don’t care about
Oprah Winfrey has been making America great – and making herself great – for many years. Oprah’s fabulous wealth informs her annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” her well-intended but unintentionally hilarious …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Bill O’Brien says Texans have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick
Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien says he and general manager Rick Smith have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick in the wake of last week’s season-ending injury to Deshaun Watson.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
NFL expects Colin Kaepernick invite to next players’ meeting
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says the league expects Colin Kaepernick to be invited to the next meeting between owners and players to discuss social justice initiatives.
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
49ers CEO Jed York doesn’t believe Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed
San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said he doesn’t believe there’s merit to Colin Kaepernick’s claim that NFL owners collectively conspired to keep him from playing in the league. Kaepernick …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:57 p.m.
Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Colin Kaepernick files grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding against him
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after a 2016 season in which he began the movement of players protesting during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL teams …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:36 p.m.
‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity
Hertha Berlin has nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga game at home. The starting lineup all linked arms and took a knee on …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 11 p.m.
Eric Reid: 49ers won’t force players to stand for anthem
The San Francisco 49ers won’t be forcing their players to stand during the national anthem, safety Eric Reid said Wednesday.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Houston teen says she was expelled for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance
For months, India Landry’s act of civil disobedience of sitting during her high school class’s Pledge of Allegiance attracted little fanfare, according to a lawsuit filed by her mother, Kizzy …
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Jay-Z sends a message, wearing a ‘Colin K’ jersey during ‘SNL’
Colin Kaepernick may not be on an NFL team, but that didn’t stop Jay-Z from sporting the quarterback’s number as he performed during the “Saturday Night Live” premiere.
Sat., Sept. 30, 2017
Christine Flowers: QB and officer offer speech lesson
While the only real damage Kaepernick can do is screwing with our Sunday afternoons, this U.S. Army officer poses a threat to the government.
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
Amy Goodman: Taking a knee, standing for justice
Principled stands taken at great risk are often how movements are born.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:18 p.m.
As he continues to seek work in NFL, Colin Kaepernick has two major supporters at Washington State
Colin Kaepernick is still out of work and that’s a hard pill for many fans to swallow – including two Washington State assistants who remain close to the ex-San Francisco …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Jay-Z dedicates song ‘The Story of O.J.’ to Colin Kaepernick at NYC music festival
At a concert at Citi Field in New York on Friday night, Jay-Z took dedicated his song “The Story of O.J.” to Colin Kaepernick and Dick Gregory, a comedian and …
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
Christine Flowers: Liberal views intercepting sports
The implication was unmistakable: Black athletes who don’t disrespect the flag or the national anthem are Uncle Toms, while people like Kaepernick are heroic. I don’t know about you, but …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Colin Kaepernick, others speak out in support of Seahawks’ Michael Bennett
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is among athletes and activists showing support for Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, who says he was subjected to racially motivated excessive force …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 3 p.m.
Chicagoans to rally for Colin Kaepernick before Chicago Bears game Sunday
Chicagoans will be outside Soldier Field on Sunday for a rally to support former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the messages about racial inequality he attempted to draw …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Kid Rock keeps up criticism of Kaepernick, others at concert
Kid Rock has again criticized NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, while insulting white supremacists and teasing at some kind of political future.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
Panthers’ Cam Newton says Colin Kaepernick belongs on an NFL roster
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton shared his thoughts Tuesday about the fact that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not on an NFL roster. “I really think it’s …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Bills RB LeSean McCoy says Colin Kaepernick is too much of a distraction
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy believes quarterback Colin Kaepernick would represent too much of a distraction for some teams to sign him. McCoy says the media “chaos” that signing …
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick’s protest
What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
NFL commissioner: Colin Kaepernick isn’t being blackballed
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says he doesn’t believe Colin Kaepernick is unemployed because NFL teams are blackballing him. Kaepernick drew significant backlash last year for kneeling during the national anthem …