Colin Kaepernick’s camp claims the NFL promised an attendance list for this weekend’s private workout. But the NFL begs to differ.
“High-ranking NFL” insider” via TMZ Sports:
“It is completely false that the NFL had agreed at any point to provide a list of personnel executives and coaches that would attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout, simply we had interest as of yesterday at 4pm. We only started getting confirmations after the memo was sent to all teams. We can confirm that multiple teams have agreed to attend and hope Collin Kaepernick will accept the opportunity.”
ESPN‘s Adam Schefter has also weighed in on the conflicting claims, citing more than one anonymous sources from both sides; but a rep for Kaepernick has receipts proving the NFL’s reported promise.
Tuesday the league made the announcement that they were organizing a private work out for Kaepernick, who hasn’t played professionally since 2016. The quarterback opted out of his 49ers contract a few ago after making national headlines for his controversial protests against police brutality by kneeling on the field.
Kaepernick then went on to file a collusion grievance against the NFL and its team owners, alleging they refused to sign him because of his peaceful protests during the national anthem. The case settled earlier this year, and since then the free agent has expressed his desire to return to the game.
Kaepernick via Twitter:
According to the NFL all 32 teams were invited to the workout, which will take place in Atlanta this Saturday. Many franchises have reportedly reached out to Kaepernick’s reps informing them they would not be in attendance. Other teams however have confirmed they would send a representative to see if the athlete is really football ready, but it remains unclear if those reps will actually be team executives.
After initially agreeing to provide the list of personnel executives and coaches that would attend Colin Kaepernick’s workout
The event’s timing as well as the NFL’s decision to withhold an attendance list, has raised many eyebrows about the league’s motives and legitimacy of the private workout.
Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid told reporters:
“It feels disingenuous. I’ll believe it when I see it. At this point, it feels like a PR stunt.”
Kaepernick’sSome even say Jay Z, NFL’s not so silent new partner had some influence in this, which makes perfect sense, but do think they were gonna make it easy for Kaepernick?!
What’s your 2 cents?!