The entire Kaepernick situation put the league on blast, but the actions I stated exposed the NFL once again. The NFL continues to tell on themselves.

Really? Is the Kaepernick situation about racism?

Or is it about a mediocre quarterback whose behavior commits, to an NFL team, the most mortal of ALL sins, which is being a distraction in a league where team focus is the difference between a mediocre team and a great one?

Making an accusation of racism is the most heinous utterance an individual can make against another individual or institution. If you make it, it damn well better be obvious and undeniable; but today, we throw that accusation around casually. And in Kaep’s case, it’s most certainly not obvious and undeniable; he pissed off a majority of the NFL’s customers, and in any business, an employee who pisses off your customers isn’t likely to be around long, regardless of exactly HOW he’s pissing them off.

I’d bet the house that Kaep could have been leading Black Lives Matter marches all of the country during the offseason, and as long as he was known as a good teammate and a hard working QB who always had his head in the game, he’d be employed today. Probably not as as starter, but from my vantage point here in Houston, hell yes, I’d rather have him, with his skill set, backing up Deshawn than Brandon Weeden, who if he ever gets into a game would require an entirely different package of plays.

But, Kaep chose as his vehicle of commentary the desecration of the closest thing the nation has to a common religious ceremony.

Not a particularly good choice on his part.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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