Colin Kaepernick

Despite the warm reception from Baltimore Ravens coaches and players, the team’s owner is saying no to Colin Kaepernick.

The 29-year-old former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been unemployed and blacklisted in the NFL after he took a knee during the national anthem to protest racial injustice in 2016.

Ravens players said they would happily accept Kaepernick in the locker room as long as he helped the team win. Even the Ravens coaching staff were willing to give the quarterback a chance.

The Ravens sorely need a backup quarterback behind the injured Joe Flacco. But ESPN reports that team owner Steve Bisciotti put the brakes on signing Kaepernick.

A poll of Ravens fans by the team’s front office showed the fans believed Kaepernick would hurt the team brand.

Kaepernick’s protests were blamed for the NFL’s sharp slide downward in ratings. Many fans said they turned the station when they saw Kaepernick taking a knee during the pregame.

On Wednesday, ESPN reported that Bisciotti said no to Kaepernick joining the team.

“I do not have an update on Colin Kaepernick,” head coach John Harbaugh told reporters. “I’ll frame that this way: there are other positions that we’re looking at too and I don’t have any updates on those either. I think they’re all in the same category.”

On Sunday, Bisciotti said the team may consider signing Kaepernick, but they were still weighing their options.

He made the statement after sources told ESPN Kaepernick would not demonstrate his personal views on social issues during NFL games.





  • Miany

    FUGG THE NFL if Kapernick doesn’t get a job. Just FUGG EM!! Personally I don’t curr for football.. I just know they ninja hatin on him so I wont them to either hire him or lose ALL black viewers this year.

  • Karen Brady

    Is this true?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    So ninja’s would rather lose than have Kae on their team? The lengths ppl will go through to be spiteful is sickening.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    SMH.
    POSt RACIAL MY ROUND BROWN BEHIND

  • Kim’s Original Face

    I applaud this man….Ridiculous hes getting blackballed for bring light to something that has been happening and will continue to happen.

  • Harley
  • Harley

    I know many who are boycotting

  • Harley

    Their ratings are low because they are a RACIST organization!!!!!

  • Justlooknout

    All Steve cares about is his bottom line.

    He is a money hungry, like all the owners who are poucsee punks.

  • Miany

    good!!
    I hope even more decide to boycott as well. I know it is easier said than done because some folk LIVE for Sunday & Monday night football.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Colin needs to play in the CFL.

    Even if he gets picked up by and NFL team he will never be at peace again.

  • Miany

    Probably.. I believe there was a rumor that the Ravens were told they would lose a large segment of their season tix holders if they dared to sign Kap.

  • Harley

    I heard he was not even interested in playing any more

  • Justlooknout

    @SandraRose – Can you do a post on Travel advisory for the state of Missouri.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/naacp-missouri-travel-warning-discrimination-harassment/

    The warning advises “extreme caution,” saying travelers could be subject to “discrimination and harassment.”

    “They’re legalizing discrimination in the state of Missouri,” says attorney Nimrod Chapel Jr., president of the NAACP in Missouri.

    He says a bill recently signed into law by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is so dangerous that he has a name for it.
    “The Jim Crow bill,” he says, “because in the eyes of the NAACP that’s what it was breathing life into.”

    Folks I’ve been saying for years on this blog. The Race War is at all time high. If you don’t think it’s True, watch the troubling movie Detroit and blink your eyes…It’s that same thing happening more and more every day. IN the U S A

  • Harley

    Nope i will not be watching. I will get my soccer and rugby on!!!!

  • Harley

    I read about this. It is awful.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Fukk the Ravens.

    “The Ravens are back in the NFL spotlight for the wrong reasons, again.

    Three years after supporting Ray Rice and becoming the face of the league’s problem with how it handled domestic violence issues, the Ravens are now very much at the forefront of the controversy surrounding Colin Kaepernick’s NFL future.

    ESPN reported Wednesday that Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome are both in favor of signing Kaepernick to provide insurance as starting quarterback Joe Flacco deals with a back injury, but owner Steve Bisciotti has resisted the idea.”

  • YellowSauce

    Hang In there Colin … The Devil always tries to punish us for doing good … what he needs to do is begin his new chapter … God is probably trying to tell him to move in another direction … This is something these athletes need to think about their retirement plan/injury plans …mabe independant training where he incorporates morals in athletes … he has the power to change the game literally

  • ALLMINE

    this is the white mans country not the black mans. until we have an economic base moves like this cannot be made.. hes bad for business.. point blank period..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I understand if he retires. All of the hate isn’t worth it any more.

  • hottlanta

    Go Colin Go. You remind me of Brother Malcolm X when he used his fingers to bring peace when one of their own got shot. Check out the video below to the scene when Denzel used his hand the crowd moved and the cop said that is toooo much power for one man. He didn’t use his body he used his hand Who would have thought that the most threatening black man would be a light skinned black man on his knees without a gun. Go Coil Go. I knew you getting on your knee reminded me of something.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uoy6xy5AFM

  • ALLMINE

    Malcolm x??? really? lmao.. u can feed anything to black folks.

  • understandingoverignorance

    The NFL is showing the rest of the country its a good ole boys club that only wants to employ socially inept brothers who commit all sorts of crimes but when you take a knee for racial injustice that is where they draw the line in the sand….Way to go NFL.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_professional_sportspeople_convicted_of_crimes

  • hottlanta

    Yep, they both got white folks panties in a bunch feeling threatened just by using their body parts and not say a word. White folks like for you to cuss and fuss so they know where you are coming from. When you get quiet on them and start using non verbal body language that they don’t understand it drives them nuts.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    ZERO, African American NFL owners. You see the moral code is flexible for women abusers, drug abusers, drug dealers, dog killers and a few mentally ill…BUT there is no flexibility for one black man, using his platform to peacefully protest the unjustifiable murder of other African Americans

  • Yup, I said it

    So Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Richie incognito, etc etc etc, can openly support/ campaign for Trump but Colin is being punished because he picked the wrong side?

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    GOD IS ALL…..stand strong Colin. Focus on where you’re going…not where you’re at.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    I definitely hear what you’re saying….but I respect him for the stand that he took.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    It’s cool bro. What’s meant for you…They can snub Kap, but Ray Lewis gets to play ball.

  • imright

    BOYCOTT THE NFL !!! THEY NEED US??????

  • http://www.beautyisland.weebly.com Indigo

    DIRTY Birds

  • Cheese eggs

    He’s rich……he’s probably good either way

  • Karen Brady

    Lord have mercy.

  • noireyblanca

    And that’s why we boycott the NFL in this house!

  • noireyblanca

    Ray Lewis is a certified COON!!

  • Peter Piper ATL

    The NFL’s ratings are down because the refs are lousy, and they cheat for primarily these teams: the Pittsburgh Steelers; the New England Patriots; the Green Bay Packers; and the Seattle Seahawks. Fans know it.

    Kaepernick made an important social statement that nobody else had the balls to make. So the lily white establishment that rules over the mostly-Black player pool has now issued its edict: Kaepernick must pay.

    Or rather, more appropriately, they have issued the edict that Kaepernick MUST NOT be paid.

    Its a mess. What’s worse, he’s such a lousy quarterback that he can’t even make the case that, drama aside, he can help anybody win. I feel sorry for him.

  • nick c

    Was it the giants or jets owner that said he never received so much boycott mail when the team thought of picking up Kae? Everything political these days.

  • datATLboi

    SOOOOOO a murderer didn’t hurt the brand? and Wife Beater didn’t hurt the brand? But a brother taking a knee will?

  • AJ

    THIS!

  • AJ

    WE as a collective should no longer support the NFL. Wondering what would happen if black college players suddenly attend HBCUs exclusively. ?

  • Maxey Ross

    white supremacy. you cant let them hold money over you, give satan back his money.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    We have rapists, woman beaters, dog fighters but no room for a kneeler oh ok….

  • ?Learning 2 ? Me Better?

    I was thinking the same thing. It’s amazing who people choose to support and who they choose to blacklist.

    It really says more about our society, then the people theyre blacklisting. Not a good look at all.

  • ?Learning 2 ? Me Better?

    Same here.

  • ?Learning 2 ? Me Better?

    Isn’t that something! Smh

  • ?Learning 2 ? Me Better?

    THIS!

  • dontgetblocked

    Unfortunately, his NFL career is over. He let his emotions take over and white people don’t play behind the national anthem. Hopefully, he can get a job overseas. He would have been more useful had he kept making money and funneled that into a good cause. I guess it’s too late now.

  • ?Learning 2 ? Me Better?

    Soccer for me. I may add rugby. FB is completely out for me. They’ll support the worst acting blacks but when one speak up for what’s right, this is how they treat him. Nope, not on my television and they won’t get any of my money at any games.

  • Harley

    Thank you! They are like the modern day slave trade!

  • ?Learning 2 ? Me Better?

    Right! Slåves that are making their màsters boat loads of money but are not allowed to speak up.

  • Jamal Warner

    It’s not to late for anything. He did not let “emotions” take over, but instead lead by his intelligence. He had a big platform to protest and he made use of it.

  • Billy Vegas

    Hes only won 3 games in the past two seasons, and set a NFL record for getting sacked more times in a game than yards thrown (5 sacks/4 yards), he still had one more year with the 49ers and he opted out to pursue more money. The Seahawks offered him a contract and he would have been a backup to Russel Wilson but he turned it down.

    But why let facts get in the way of blaming white people and yelling racism…

  • kekeb

    Man listen, in MY opinion it seems as if he is being punished for exercising his Freedom of Speech (and expression).

  • kekeb

    Smh. No! THAT’S what’s wrong with America now. “The powers that be” are so monopolized that if someone does something that offends them, “they” try to ruin you. That’s BS. This man has every right to kneel for what He believes just like you and whomever else has the right to stand for what you/they believe.
    ITS HIS RIGHT. He shouldn’t be punished for his actions and beliefs.
    If America and the NFL were more focused on THE REASON HE WAS KNEELING IN THE FIRST PLACE, THEN HE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN KNEELING DAMN NEAR ALL SEASON SMH

  • kekeb

    Man my brother said the same thing.
    If that happened, black economy would be “LIT”

  • kekeb

    Taking a kneel over the fact that black people are getting murdered by on duty cops and no one gives a shit. Smh.

  • kekeb

    That’s because the statistics of the people who purchase NFL tickets are non-black (allegedly). If the reason for C.K’s kneeling doesn’t affect non-black. They’re not the ones getting pulled over and murdered.

  • L. Thompson

    If Colin could still play at a high level, he would be signed already. You can’t be a shitty player and a public relations nightmare at the same time. It’s funny that folks want to ban together and boycott the NFL over Kaepernick, but ya won’t ban together to run gang bangers and drug dealers out of ya neighborhoods.

  • hottlanta

    Glad to see Colin stand for something instead of being like Ben Vereen in blackface in the video below and Ray Lewis shucking and jiving in front of white massa. They can’t say he got this baby over here and there, always in court/Maury, out drinking getting drunk and disrespecting women and yet people say he is a PR nightmare. Our PR nightmare is serving the highest office in the land where the bar has been set so low if he doesn’t tweet folks say he acts Presidential and Colin isn’t acting like a man standing for his principals. Once I actually listened to the words of the song I don’t stand for it either and this country guaranteed me that right to do so. How can you call yourself a Christian when the Bible tells us not to worship material things as if they are God. The flag is not God. So folks mad that he is also following the Bible but yet we can knock folks down for a front row pew on Sunday.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEZSWisDpG4

  • Faux Gibbler

    Colin said he wouldn’t vent his social issues during NFL time. That’s not standinf for something.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Amen!

  • V Dubb

    He was at 84% last season you have other shit quarterbacks…check the stats.

  • hottlanta

    I don’t care when or where he does it as long as he do it. I didn’t know one had to have one place to vent their social issues to make legitimate. It ain’t where he is standing it is what he is standing for.

  • V Dubb

    Please know football before you get on here making dumbass comments…or something you heard someone else say.

  • V Dubb

    The only worthy comment on here. Half these folks don’t know shit about football.

  • hottlanta

    We need to ban together and get some of that opioid money that the surbanites community are getting. If black folks get strung out on drugs we are addicts but if white surbanites get strung out on drugs they are sick then the money flows in like a river.

  • hottlanta

    Once you have told the truth you will always be at peace. It is the ones that are mad at you for telling the truth that will never be at peace. You sleep and they are woke at 3am still mad.

  • Decked Out

    BOYCOTT the NFL.
    yeah that won’t happen. carry on.
    #RacismStillALIVE

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    100% TRUTH!!!

  • Renee26

    If I could like this a million times I would!

  • Renee26

    Most people don’t go to work and discuss politics or their views…it’s a job. Standing and praising the flag is not part of his job description.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    “Kaepernick’s protests were blamed for the NFL’s sharp slide downward in ratings.”

    1) The MEDIA overhyped this! I believe the NFL thought it would make for interesting TV and most sports fans don’t care enough about that. They (we) just want to see good games!
    2) The NFL last year was BORING. That is why people tuned out. I never miss even a Pro Bowl, but it was boring too. Superbowl = boring. I wait all year for football season, but last season did disappoint.

    If the man is capable, stays out of trouble (which he does) and can help the team win, let him play. Honestly, though I show respect to others, I don’t stand for the anthem at games either. #sowhat!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    He didn’t vent. He silently chose not to stand. He didn’t (as far as we know) tell others to do the same. He made HIS choice for HIS reasons. Respect due

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Colin Kaepernick sucks as a quarterback. He won 3 games last year. He’s an attention whore whose self-promotion backfired in his face.

    Now he’s promising not to take a knee anymore. If he was serious about racial injustice he would tell the NFL to kick rocks.

  • hottlanta

    When I saw Ray Lewis say that he needs to keep his protest private I cringed. He is one of those Negroes who has made it and now he has a platform to stand for something but in his slave mentally massa is still watching. He might as well put on blackface and buck dance as well. Just like Charles Barkely who wants to get on television and rant and rave about black folks instead of sports. I was so glad Brother Kenny got tired of the BS and shot him down on national television.

  • TOO REAL

    CORRECTION – POLICE BRUTALITY WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL IN THE NFL NOT KAP. JUST BECAUSE HE HAD THE HEART AND BALLS TO STAND UP FOR AND BROUGHT ATTENTION TO THE INJUSTICE NOT HIMSELF. THE ONLY WHORES ARE THE OWNERS AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO LET MONEY RULE.

  • SuperScooper1

    Ms. Rose, I respect this forum and you as the Blog writer but I respectfully disagree with your comment.

    Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brock Osweiler and Case Keenum all played poorly last year and none of them have at any point their respective careers attained the level of success that Kapernick has; People wouldn’t say that they’re as talented as Kapernick either. Yet they all have jobs right now with new teams.

    So, what other reason could it be that Colin hasn’t been picked up yet? Perhaps they’re trying to break Colin and make him into a 40 million dollar slave and he won’t go along with it? Please stop bending offer backwards to explain away blatant racism. Again, thank you for this forum; I appreciate the open dialogue and exchange of ideas.

  • SuperScooper1

    Please check the stats (as someone below mentioned.) There are other back-ups that have a worse record.

  • ShWa

    PREACH.

  • ShWa

    Truth.

  • ShWa

    Yes, exactly.

  • datATLboi

    RIGHT

  • datATLboi

    That’s right….what about what he did was illegal? NOTHING that’s what…he just exercised his right to a peaceful protest smh and he’s better than a LOT of QBs in the League….Not saying just cuz he’s my frat…..all this heat for nothing

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    One *biracial man…..

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    “If he was serious about racial injustice he would tell the NFL to kick rocks.”

    Not necessarily. We ALL have jobs and most of us wouldn’t jeopardize a good job for what the company considers inappropriate behavior. I personally wouldn’t jeopardize my current job to protest a national issue either.
    People should definitely stand for what they believe in, but you do have to use appropriate forums. Hopefully he’s learned.

    But I do agree, he’s not a good QB…lol!

  • rampage jackson

    You’re full of s***. Seattle never offered him a contract. His contract wasn’t guaranteed this year, so instead of getting cut by the 49ers right before training camp started in July he opted out in March to get a jump on signing with a new team.

  • Billy Vegas

    $14.5 mil guaranteed, but im the one thats full of it….

    He gets cut hes still a salary cap hit. He thought he could get more money, he failed, made excuses. All his problems are HIS fault.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I agree. But I also think he isn’t that great of a football player.

  • Faux Gibbler

    I Disagree.

  • rampage jackson

    14.5 million in injury guarantees only. Meaning he only get that if he got injured while under contract if he gets cut there’s no cap hit for the 49ers.