That's now getting flipped on its head in a way as current and former members of the New York Police Department are coming out in favor of the ex-49er quarterback in hopes it'll help show prospective teams that it's not disrespectful to them or others people are citing as "offended".
Last year, Kaepernick made headlines for his controversial decision to kneel rather than stand during the national anthem.
Kaepernick has been struggling to find a new team since opting out of his contract after last season.
A group of about 75 New York City police officers, mostly minorities, rallied Saturday in Brooklyn to support the quarterback.
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None of the statements directly mentioned the United States president or his statements on the neo-Nazi marches over the weekend. Shulkin says it's a "dishonour" to America's military veterans to allow Nazis and white supremacists to go unchallenged.
While almost all of those who gathered were a minority, one exception came in the form of 81-year-old retired NYPD detective Frank Serpico, who is known for his work in exposing deep corruption in the NYPD more than 40 years ago.
He admitted not being a football fan, but said he felt it was important to support Kaepernick for his stance. "We can confirm that the issues he is saying exist in policing and throughout the criminal justice system indeed exist", one participant said, alluding to the lack of indictments for the offending officers in multiple cases. The former officer is celebrated for his whistleblowing and anti-corruption efforts, which were the subject of a 1973 film starring Al Pacino. He said it was a protest against oppression of black people.
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60 percent said Trump was more in touch with GOP voters than McConnell , who only earned 16 percent. After conservatives like Sean Hannity jumped on McConnell's comments, Trump weighed in via Twitter.
"Until racism in America is no longer taboo, we own up to it, we admit it, we understand it and then we do what we have to do to solve it".
A number of NFL players have vocalized their confusion that Kaepernick has been ignored by the league since leaving the Niners.
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The model's mother, Debbie, told Reuters that her daughter had received 14 stitches on her head from Sunday's assault. She had "no idea what was going on ..." She walked in with an extension cord and just started beating me with it.
'That's a insane thing, as good as he was playing, ' Smith told the Kansas City Star. This is despite the fact that Kaepernick plans on using alternative methods of social action in upcoming National Football League seasons.