Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

Colin Kaepernick Seahawks Visit Postponed Over Kneeling Controversy

Colin Kaepernick Seahawks Visit Postponed Over Kneeling Controversy

The Seattle Seahawks are putting off a meeting with ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he refused to assure them he would stand for the national anthem, according to ESPN.

Multiple reports claimed that the Seahawks initially called off the workout when Kaepernick told the team he would not stop kneeling during the national anthem.

We're told Kaepernick would not agree to that stipulation - so the Seahawks called off the workout, despite the fact travel plans had already been arranged. Previous year they rolled with Austin Davis, who is bad, and Trevone Boykin who is both bad and already off the roster following a domestic violence arrest. The Seahawks worked out Kaepernick last offseason when he became a free agent but did not sign him.

Seattle also had concerns about his plans for the future, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

This has thrown a major wrench into Kaepernick's desire to work his way back into the NFL.

Eric Reid often kneeled with Kaepernick when they played together in San Francisco.

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Last month, the Seahawks released Trevone Boykin, who was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

Beginning in August 2016, Kaepernick, then with the 49ers, began holding a silent protest during the national anthem to call attention to racism and police brutality against communities of color.

The Seahawks are no stranger to protests during the anthem.

In October, Kaepernick registered a grievance instance accusing NFL owners of colluding against him to keep him out from their league under a collective bargaining arrangement. He remained unsigned through the 2017 season.

"He's such a locker area cancer that his team mates gave him that the Len Eshmont Award, that is provided to the player who best exemplifies courage and inspiration". There has been a perception in sports media that teams are hesitant to sign Kaepernick because of possible controversy over his political views, which comes up frequently whenever a supposedly inferior quarterback gets a job in the NFL.

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