Ex-San Francisco 49er, Colin Kaepernick, who attracted national attention for refusing to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" in protest of racial inequality last season, is still unsigned with less than two weeks before the start of the NFL season. Now the NAACP and ACLU have gotten involved, naming racism as the cause for the quarterback’s lack of employment, regardless of the fact that 70 percent of the NFL’s players are black.
“As the NFL season quickly approaches, Mr. Kaepernick has spent an unprecedented amount of time as a free agent, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that this is no sheer coincidence," wrote NAACP official Derrick Johnson in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
In a recent interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News, NAACP official, Gerald Griggs, called Kaepernick the 17th best quarterback in the NFL, adding "There is no reason for him not to have a job at this point... we believe this is an issue of race."
“This guy is not the 17th best quarterback in the league,” opined Stu Burguiere on today’s “Pat & Stu.” “I think it’s very borderline whether he should be in the league at all.”
“It has nothing to do with race,” Pat Gray added. “You don’t want a troublemaker on your team, and you don’t want somebody to come in and divide the locker room, because if the locker room is divided your team doesn’t have a shot.”