Seattle Seahawks Postpone Meeting With Colin Kaepernick After He Wavers On Decision To Halt Protest
After protesting police brutality, the football player has not been able to find a new team.
April 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm
The Seattle Seahawks postponed a meeting with Colin Kaepernick after he refused to stop kneeling according to New York Daily News.
After arranging for Colin Kaepernick to work out for the Seahawks this week, Seattle postponed the trip when the quarterback declined to stop kneeling during the national anthem next season, league sources tell ESPN.
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Originally, Kaepernick said he would halt his protest against police brutality during the national anthem, but was unable to commit fully to the decision when asked. This stance did not sit well with the Seahawks.
In an interview with NFL Live, ESPN Adam Schefter said, "The question of how he will handle the anthem this year came up and caused that visit, at the very least, to be postponed, and possibly canceled, depending on how you look at it," he said.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, said the meeting was postponed because the Seahawks wanted a better understanding of how Kaepernick would balance football and activism. "The team asked for his plan moving forward on how to handle everything and there was not a firm plan," Rapoport said.
According to SBnation, an inside source said the Seattle Seahawks bailed on the meeting the night before, and it was supposed to take place on Monday.
"Two weeks ago the workout was being arranged," the source said. "Colin was enthusiastic about it. The trip and the workout was arranged for a significant period of time and on the eve of his travel, Seattle put the situation on hold. Seattle said it wouldn’t be worth his time and shouldn’t bother with the travel and that it’s not worth coming if he continued kneeling or doing on-field activism."
The Seattle Seahawks are in the market for a No. 2 quarterback. Previously, a similar situation happened with Eric Reid, whose meeting with Cincinnati Bengals went south when asked about his position on protesting.