NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell may have closed the curtain on one of sports’ most controversial athletes in recent years; saying the league has mostly “moved on” from Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests.
Goodell was asked to comment on Kaepernick’s scheduled workout earlier this year; a publicity stunt that ultimately collapsed when his team relocated the event just hours before NFL officials arrived.
“This was about creating an opportunity. We created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity, a credible opportunity,” Goodell said, according to Reuters, “and he chose not to take it. I understand that.”
“We’ve moved on,” he added.
A huge thank you to all the people that made this happen in ATL. From our receivers @brice_butler, @BruceElling10, @TheJordanVeasy, @ariwerts – my trainer Josh Hidalgo, the educators at Charles Drew HS & so many more. Can't thank everyone enough. We stay ready.🎥: @RAVisionMedia pic.twitter.com/2bwDjtlstN
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 25, 2019
“The originally scheduled workout for Kaepernick appeared to be a breakthrough following a three-year dispute in which Kaepernick has been unable to get a job with an NFL team since he and the 49ers parted ways at the conclusion of the 2016 season,” reports Fox News. “The split followed the quarterback’s kneeling protests during the national anthem before 49ers games.”
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Source: Fox News