CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora started a viral firestorm when he announced on Sunday’s “The NFL Today” that Colin Kaepernick will stand for the national anthem if signed to a NFL team this season.
La Canfora said, “He’s not planning on kneeling. He’s going to donate all his jersey sales. He’s planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity.”
Once the internet go a hold of the news, it didn’t take long before Kaepernick took to Twitter to clear things up.
La Confora then took to his Twitter account to clarify his statement, confirming that Kaepernick never told him he’d stand for the national anthem.
A few other details were confirmed by La Confora that weren’t disputed include:
- Kaepernick is working out religiously in the New York-area. He gets up at 4 a.m. ET to throw 100-plus passes a day at an undisclosed field in New Jersey, then returns to New York City to work out at the gym.
- Kaepernick doesn’t want to go on camera because he thinks he would be labeled a “distraction” by NFL GMs looking for quarterbacks.
It seems at this point, Kaepernick remaining unsigned by the NFL is doing much more harm to the league’s image than whatever it stands to gain by penalizing him for not standing. Do you agree?