NFL free agent Colin Kaepernick told CBS that he would stand for the national anthem if signed to an NFL team.
CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora spent time with Kaepernick this week, and said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback told him that he was constantly working out in hopes of being signed to an NFL team and if he was signed, he would stand for the anthem.
“He’s not planning on kneeling, he’s planning on standing for the anthem, if given the opportunity to,” La Canfora said.
NEW YORK (AP) – Quarterback Colin Kaepernick tells CBS he'll stand during national anthem if given chance to play football in NFL again.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 8, 2017
Kaepernick was the first NFL player to begin kneeling during the national anthem last season. The quarterback took a knee in protest of police brutality and the mistreatment of minorities in America. Other players later joined him in kneeling or raising a fist during the anthem.
President Trump has attacked Kaepernick for kneeling, suggesting that he was still a free agent because he didn’t stand.
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