The NFL got here underneath fireplace Friday after itemizing former San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick as “retired” on the league’s official web site.
The previous quarterback’s girlfriend Nessa Diab took to Twitter to slam the league for “mendacity” and “claiming [Kapernick] retired.”
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“Colin did NOT retire. You cowards blackballed him bc [sic] he peacefully protested towards police brutality. He’s a Superbowl QB & ought to be enjoying bc [sic] his stats present that,” she mentioned in a tweet with a screenshot of Kapernick’s participant profile web page on the NFL’s web site which, on the time, listed him as retired.
Kaepernick has not performed within the NFL for the reason that 2016 season. In 12 video games that yr, he had 2,241 passing yards, 16 landing passes and 4 interceptions.
The NFL later adjusted his standing to “UFA,” or an undrafted free agent.
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“Thanks to everybody who held the [NFL] accountable for falsely reporting that Colin ‘retired’ on their web site,” Diab mentioned in a follow-up tweet.
“They heard you loud & clear bc [sic] the NFL put the correct description that [Kaepernick] is a [sic] Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA). Inform them to cease denying him employment.”