After Colin Kaepernick’s childish hissy fit where he decided it was the right thing to do to sit while the national anthem was played he now may suffer consequences. Those consequences might include getting cut from the team either halfway through the season or before it ends. Good riddance to bad luggage.
Bleacher Report reported,
“According to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer, via Rotoworld, San Francisco may be looking to cut Kaepernick either before it finalizes its 53-man roster or in the middle of the season. Releasing the 28-year-old would be a costly move for the 49ers.
According to Spotrac, he carries a little over $14.3 million in dead cap money for 2016 between his salary and signing bonus. Kaepernick is coming off a disappointing 2015 season. He lost the starting QB job to Blaine Gabbert and threw for 1,615 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions in nine games.
A right shoulder injury has limited Kaepernick’s participation in training camp and the preseason. He made his preseason debut Friday night against the Green Bay Packers, going 2-of-6 for 14 yards.”
When Kaepernick insisted he would continue to sit during the anthem USA Today reported,
“Addressing reporters from his locker at the team’s training facility for nearly 20 minutes Sunday, Kaepernick, who’s sat during The Star Spangled Banner for each of the Niners’ preseason games so far, said:
“I’ll continue to sit. … I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me, this is something that has to change, and when there’s significant change — and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, and this country is representing people the way it’s supposed to — I’ll stand.”
Kaepernick said it took time for him to decide how to express himself, but he’s comfortable with his tack — even if it costs him endorsements or his roster spot — as he attempts to shine yet another light on police brutality, specifically, and race relations.
“There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust,” he said. “People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for freedom, liberty and justice for all. And it’s not happening for all right now.”
The sooner he’s gone, the better.