Colin Kaepernick still hasn’t landed another job, but his spirit undeniably lives on in the NFL.

The protests of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett (undoubtedly) and Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (conceivably) — neither stood for the national anthem before preseason games over the weekend — served notice that the league can hardly distance itself from the nation’s social turmoil by merely refusing to give Kaepernick an opportunity.

No, it’s not that simple, Roger Goodell.

Kaepernick may have been the one who raised the level of consciousness — with the NFL as the backdrop — about issues of inequality, racism, social justice and police brutality last year. But clearly he isn’t the only player with whom such issues hit home.

For the complete story, visit USAToday.com/Sports/NFL.


Similar Posts