Jack Del Rio has defending cornerback Sean Smith for allegedly beating up his sister’s boyfriend. Sort of.
Colin Kaepernick doesn’t think the ongoing national anthem protests are hurting NFL ratings.
During a conference call with Miami Dolphins reporters on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was asked about recent reports that suggested his stance is one of the reasons for the decline.
“They’re not watching football because of my stance about fighting systematic oppression and wanting the same equality and freedom for all people? I would say they probably need to look in the mirror at what they value,” Kaepernick said, via the Miami Herald. “You know, if they’re OK with people being treated unfairly, being abused, being harassed, being terrorized, then the problem is more with what they’re doing in their lives than it is about watching football games.”
Kaepernick has been criticized since the preseason for kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality, which sparked a nationwide movement. The controversial veteran also revealed earlier this month that he didn’t exercise his right to vote in the presidential election, saying “you have to pick the lesser of two evils, but in the end it’s still evil.”
Ellison is one of those guys who are difficult to value because they don’t really have any comparable players. He basically is a blocking tight end who should make about half the salary and 25 percent of the guarantee. Perhaps the Giants have better ways to use him than the Vikings did, but he needs to make some impact to make this contract worthwhile.