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Ex-NFL player and Super Bowl champion Warren Sapp assured viewers that activist and ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick won't be allowed to return to any roster in the future.
Speaking on BlazeTV's "Fearless with Jason Whitlock," host Jason Whitlock asked Sapp, "When will people stop with the 'Colin Kaepernick should be called'?"
'Never," Sapp replied. "Colin got $60-$80 million; started a production company. I think Colin is fine. I don't even see Colin throwing any more. I think Colin got the message the last time he went out and threw the ball. ... It's over," the former defensive lineman added.
The pair were referring to the recent injury of New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was highly touted as a savior for the franchise before he tore his Achilles tendon. Former quarterback turned NFL analyst Robert Griffin III claimed he and Kaepernick have not received a call to suit up because they would be too much of a distraction.
“It’s not that we can’t play the game any more; it’s that we’re a big distraction if you bring us in,” Griffin III said, according to OutKick. “I had a general manager tell me this off-season, ‘Hey man, I know you can still play, you look like you can still play, but if we bring you in it’s going to be a distraction for our starting quarterback.'”
Whitlock then noted, "They're saying [Kaepernick's] agent called the Jets!"
"Did the Jets call back?" Sapp asked. "That's the thing, when you’re trash, you don’t put it on somebody’s doorstep and ring the doorbell and expect them to come out and say 'Hey! What is this trash!'" the former Oakland Raider joked.
"If you're a commodity ... they would pick up the phone and call ... they call your representative, your agent doesn't have to call anybody," he explained.
Kaepernick was also recently in the crosshairs of former MLB pitcher David Wells, who said he flat-out hates Nike for the company's support of Kaepernick.
“When Kaepernick took the knee, and you know, against our national anthem — and I’m a huge, huge military supporter; that’s what my foundation is all about — for Nike to jump on board and reward this guy for that, you know, and the things that are going on. I told myself if I was playing in today’s game, and we had Nike jerseys, I’d tape it up, I’d cut a hole in it.”
Wells placed tape over the Nike logo on his jersey for New York Yankees Old Timers' Day in early September 2023. He also reportedly convinced other players to do so, as well.
David Wells, at Yankees Old Timers' Day, has a piece of tape covering the Nike logo on his Yankees uniform. Asked why, he said: "I hate Nike!" and if he was playing today, he'd cut the logo out and just have a hole in his jersey. Wells convinced some other players to do it too.— Deesha (@Deesha) 1694276177
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