Colin Kaepernick

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Report: No NFL Offers for Kaepernick After Workout

But he still accomplished his goal, allies say

(Newser) - Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's workout for NFL team representatives did not go smoothly —and insiders say it didn't bring him any closer to returning to the league. A source tells NBC Sports that the 32-year-old has not been contacted by any team with an offer of a... More »

Kaepernick Workout Doesn't Go So Smoothly

The ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback changed venues at the last minute

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick's much-publicized workout for at least 10 NFL teams ran into trouble Saturday and nearly didn't happen, TMZ reports. The quarterback-turned-activist had a noon workout scheduled at the Atlanta Falcons facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, but his reps said the NFL asked him to sign an "... More »

Report: At Least 10 Teams Will Attend Kaepernick Workout

But head coaches are unlikely to appear at Saturday workout

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick says he's been ready to return to the NFL for three years—and he may be getting a chance soon. A league source tells CNN that at least 10 teams have expressed an interest in sending personnel to watch the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback's private... More »

Kaepernick Gets an NFL Invite, but Some Are Skeptical

All teams are invited to watch free agent at private workout on Saturday, but conditions give pause

(Newser) - Will Colin Kaepernick soon be back in the game? ESPN got its hands on an NFL memo Tuesday inviting all 32 teams to attend a private workout for the out-of-work quarterback this Saturday in Atlanta, an event that will offer an interview with the 32-year-old and a chance to see... More »

Rihanna Explains the Thing She 'Couldn't Dare Do'

It relates to the Super Bowl

(Newser) - Maroon 5 rocked the stage at Super Bowl LIII, but only after other performers refused the gig with Colin Kaepernick in mind. Rihanna was one of them and, months later, she has no regrets. "I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people,... More »

Colin Kaepernick's GF on Jay-Z's NFL Deal: 'Disgusting'

'Disgusting and disappointing,' says radio DJ Nessa

(Newser) - Jay-Z's Roc Nation announced a huge deal this week with the NFL, a "long-term partnership" in which the rapper's company will be taking on the role of "official live music entertainment strategists," offering advice on Super Bowl performances and working on "the production and... More »

Arizona Makes a Move Against Nike Over Axed Flag Sneakers

The company is facing a backlash after pulling the shoe at Colin Kaepernick's urging

(Newser) - An uproar quickly sprang up following Nike's decision to pull a planned patriotic shoe days before the 4th of July. The shoe featured the "Betsy Ross flag," which has a circle of 13 stars to represent the 13 colonies, and Colin Kaepernick reportedly urged the sportswear company... More »

Report: After Kaepernick Complaint, Nike Pulls 'Betsy Ross' Shoe

Company yanks shoe that featured an early version of the American flag

(Newser) - A patriotic sneaker featuring an early version of the American flag has been abruptly pulled by Nike just days before the Fourth of July—and sources say Colin Kaepernick helped persuade the company to change course. Insiders tell the Wall Street Journal that the former 49ers quarterback, who is one... More »

Kaepernick Settles With NFL Over Alleged Collusion

No team has hired quarterback since he took a knee

(Newser) - The debate isn’t over, but the legal case is. The NFL settled a collusion complaint Friday with Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, CNBC reports. The complaint said the players were blackballed, which violated the league’s collective bargaining agreement, for kneeling when the national anthem was played before games... More »

Sports Store's Nike Boycott a Factor in Its Demise

'This was about principle,' says Prime Time Sports owner Stephen Martin

(Newser) - A man's counter-protest to Colin Kaepernick's taking a knee is putting his sports store out of business . Stephen Martin, owner of Prime Time Sports in Colorado Springs, opted to drop all Nike gear after Nike debuted its 30th anniversary ad campaign featuring Kaepernick last fall. Now, he can... More »

Amid Super Bowl Flap, a Message From Adam Levine

Maroon 5 singer says he thought hard about halftime show, those angry at him 'will be heard'

(Newser) - "We got you." Per ET.com , that's Adam Levine's cryptic message on what he and Maroon 5 will do Sunday during the Super Bowl LIII halftime show, a performance the band is getting a lot of flak for from fans angered by the NFL's treatment... More »

NFL Cheerleader Takes a Knee During Anthem

Unidentified woman kneels before 49ers game, believed to be the first

(Newser) - The NFL anthem protests appeared to take a notable turn Thursday night when a cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers took a knee during the national anthem. Wire services don't have the image yet, but you can see it in tweeted photos here and here . The unidentified woman is... More »

Gold Medalist Stunned Over Latest USA Gymnastics Move

Simone Biles is critical of organization's new interim leader

(Newser) - USA Gymnastics is trying to get past months of scandal—but as of Saturday, their house is still rocking. The organization's appointment of Mary Bono as interim president and CEO landed with a shockwave when gold medalist Simone Biles reacted in disbelief: "*Mouth drop* ... don't worry, it'... More »

After Kaepernick Ad, Nike Shares Hit a High

Sales went up after the ad was released

(Newser) - Despite the backlash (including people destroying gear and calling for a boycott) to its Colin Kaepernick ad campaign, Nike appears to be doing OK. Case in point: Nike shares reached an all-time high of $83.49 on Friday, CBS reports. Far from hurting sales, the ad campaign seems to be... More »

Louisiana Mayor Rescinds His Nike Ban

Says he did so on advice of city attorney

(Newser) - The mayor of a New Orleans suburb says he's rescinding his order banning his city's recreation department from purchasing Nike products for use at city recreation facilities, the AP reports. Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn said at a news conference Wednesday that he did so on the advice of... More »

Mayor Issues Memo Banning Nike Products

Parks and recreation department can no longer purchase Nike products, he says

(Newser) - The mayor of a New Orleans suburb is banning the city's parks and recreation department from purchasing Nike products, the AP reports. The memo by Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn to the parks and recreation director says Nike products cannot be purchased for use at the city's recreation facilities.... More »

Only 2 NFL Players Took a Knee for the Anthem

Kaepernick praises Dolphins players

(Newser) - Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played. To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players. Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked off the field... More »

Missouri College Dumps Its Nike Uniforms

College of the Ozarks accuses company of disrespecting America

(Newser) - Nike uniforms are vestimenta non grata at the College of the Ozarks after the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The private Christian college in Missouri announced Thursday that its athletic teams will no longer buy Nike uniforms and any it has now will be removed, the Kansas City Star... More »

Nike Reveals 'Dream Crazy' Kaepernick Commercial

Ad will appear during opening NFL telecast Thursday

(Newser) - "Don't ask if your dreams are crazy, ask if they're crazy enough," says Colin Kaepernick, urging viewers to reach for and exceed their wildest dreams in Nike's first full-length ad of its new campaign featuring the former San Francisco 49er. In the "Dream Crazy"... More »

Nike's 'Just Do It' Slogan Was Born From a 1977 Execution

Gary Gilmore uttered 'Let's do it' before his death by firing squad

(Newser) - Amid the reactions—most recently from President Trump and LeBron James —to Colin Kaepernick's new campaign with Nike in honor of its 30-year-old slogan comes an unusual sidebar from the Washington Post on the origins of those three words. As it turns out, "Just Do It" was... More »

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