Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Sport | By Ellis Neal

Spike Lee sticks up for Colin Kaepernick: Teams shunning QB is BS

Spike Lee sticks up for Colin Kaepernick: Teams shunning QB is BS

Famed film director Spike Lee has joined the Colin Kaepernick debate, suggesting Sunday in an Instagram post that one of his hometown teams - the New York Jets - should sign the unemployed quarterback.

The San Francisco 49ers are still open to bringing Colin Kaepernick back into the mix at quarterback. With the Kaepernick situation emerging last August, Haslam's private reaction (whatever it may have been) to the situation would also say plenty about his potential reaction to the football people making Kaepernick one of the football players on the team Haslam owns. They think he is done, shot.

Some teams believe Kaepernick can not play at a high level anymore, and others fear fan backlash if they were to sign him to their roster, the manager added. But Kaepernick's agents reportedly have told teams he won't kneel for the national anthem again, and while the Niners may not be willing or able to offer "a really good number", getting him at a low price to compete for a roster spot might be tempting. I would put that number around 20%. They think there might be protests or (President Donald) Trump will tweet about the team. It's evident Lee is referencing Kaepernick's polarizing protest as the reason he remains unsigned.

"They want nothing to do with him", the GM said. But they don't want him. He stated that this was to show respect to present and former US military members while continuing his protest.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last season with the San Francisco 49ers when he didn't stand for the national anthem. "I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did", the general manager said during the interview with Bleacher Report.

"The New York J-E-T-S Need A Quarterback", wrote Lee, who said he spoke with Kaepernick over brunch.

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