NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been away from the American football scene since the last three years having last played in the league back in 2016. Following his iconic decision to kneel during the American national anthem, Kaepernick has found himself on the sidelines as NFL franchises have overlooked him due to his very vocal stance on prevalent racism in the league. Read further to find out how another colored African-American icon came to Colin Kapernick's rescue recently.
I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday. I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) November 13, 2019
Two notes: 1. Jay-Z, a partner with the NFL on social justice, had some influence here. 2. This is not part of Kaepernick’s settlement, nor did he ask for this in his settlement. https://t.co/6l7z3MYJ5x— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2019
In the recent post on Twitter, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport revealed how Jay-Z played a role in helping Colin Kaepernick get a trial for himself ahead of the start of the upcoming season. Jay-Z has been working in close tandem with NFL franchises in order to battle the social injustices across the league. The hip-hop mogul's main role is to help manage the NFL's music and entertainment, while also revamping its "Inspire Change" initiative.