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Report: Seahawks Cancelled Colin Kaepernick Visit Over Kneeling Concerns

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According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks were all ready to give free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick a chance to audition for a job, but pulled the plug at the last minute because Kaepernick wouldn’t promise to stop protesting police brutality and racial discrimination.

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Here’s how Schefter describes things going down:

The Seahawks had contacted Kaepernick about two weeks ago to arrange a visit to the team’s headquarters, but after tentative arrangements were made and travel planned, the trip was unexpectedly scuttled over the Seahawks’ last-minute stipulation regarding Kaepernick’s anthem stance, a source told ESPN.

The source said the Seahawks wanted to know that Kaepernick wouldn’t kneel this season, and he was unwilling to give that assurance to them.

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Schefter goes on to report that no final decision has been made, and that the Seahawks are still considering holding a workout for Kaepernick.

Between this and Bengals owner Mike Brown reportedly grilling Eric Reid over his anthem protests, I think we can all finally stop pretending that the only reason Kaepernick doesn’t have a job is because he’s not good enough.

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