Colin Kepernick was blackballed from the NFL after he knelt down to raise awareness of the cause of police brutality. Whites were outraged that a black man would dare to challenge America’s promise of equal treatment under the law. The vitriol was clear and taking the knee became one of the most divisive behaviors that could be performed in public. Since then, the Cape has settled a lawsuit with the League that paid him an unknown but potentially-excessive amount. It’s been six years since the former 49er was fitted with a QB1 pad and most people doubt he will ever play in the NFL again.
Colin Kepernick is working for the Las Vegas Raiders
According to reports from ESPN, Colin Kepernick did an official workout with the Las Vegas riders and it looks like there may be some light at the end of the turbulent tunnel.
Allow us to explain for those who are not aware of the context of this opportunity. Raider owner Mark Davis is the son of legendary Raider owner Al Davis. The big one has long been revered for giving players and executives a chance, if not the rest of the league. In particular, Al Davis was the first NFL owner to draft a black head coach at Art Shell, the first female chief executive at Amy Trusk, and the first black quarterback at Eldridge Dickey. Fairness and inclusion have been part of riders’ DNA for decades now, and we’re glad to see it continue through this line-breaking workout.
We want to emphasize that this does not mean that the Raiders have guaranteed anything to Cape. However, considering the charisma that the league has been carrying on for the past few years, this is the first legitimate shot that # 7 has been able to return to the game of its choice.
We will be monitoring.