• Colin Kaepernick? Seriously, Enough of This Pigskin Prima Donna

    Surge Summary: Controversial, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has claimed for years he wants back into pro-Football — yet, given a  special opportunity to audition for just such a return this weekend he instead changed plans at the last minute, creating yet more of a ruckus and demonstrating he’s not really serious about mending fences with the football powers-that-be. 

    Colin Kaepernick clearly doesn’t want to play football.  He just torpedoed an incredibly generous and unusual chance for a career comeback.  I hope the NFL has learned its lesson, but I doubt it has.

    As you know, Kaepernick’s left-wing activism has caused nothing but controversy for the NFL for years due to his disrespectful on and off field antics and antagonism toward America and law enforcement.  He was responsible for Nike’s absurd decision to scrap a patriotic shoe based on the Betsy Ross flag.  And he sued the NFL for millions.

    Nevertheless, Kaepernick claims that he just wants to play football.  Really?

    Well, the NFL gave him a chance to demonstrate his ability this weekend at a special workout at the Atlanta Falcons’ training center.  The NFL bent over backwards to accommodate all of Kaepernick’s demands, and more than two dozen teams sent representatives.  Yet at the last minute, he backed out and changed the venue.

    In a statement, the NFL said, “We are disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout.  Today’s session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants, an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to the NFL.”

    CBS broadcaster James Brown, while sympathetic to Kaepernick’s social justice goals, said he missed an opportunity to build a bridge with the NFL and “move from protest to progress.”

    Former NFL player Burgess Owens put it bluntly when he said:

    “[Kaepernick’s] interviewing for a job, if I’m correct, and he’s asking people to pay him a lot of money and now he’s going to dictate to them the conditions?  It doesn’t work that way in the real world. 

    “This is the result of our leftist colleges, having kids come out of school with no common sense [and] elitism. . . You’re gonna have to play by the rules and if you don’t, you’re not gonna have a job.”

    I couldn’t agree more!

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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