Colin Kaepernick, currently without an NFL contract, is keeping busy and staying in the news. He has put his $2.9 million house up for sale. While in the process of cleaning up the mansion for potential buyers, he seems to have come across lots and lots of his old, custom-made suits, and decided to donate them.
Kaepernick has donated the suits as part of his “Know Your Rights Campaign,” with the goal of making parolees “better equipped to achieve gainful employment” and “live more productive lives.”
AP reports include a video and pictures of the controversial former-49er unloading boxes of custom-made suits outside a New York City parole office.
There has been a mixed response from the Twittersphere.
‘Chris Jackson’ reacted positively: “Joe Mixon punched a woman in the face, still got drafted. Kaepernick exercised his right to protest, still unsigned.”
Many will agree with the sentiment that the drafting of Joe Mixon, who punched a female college student in the face – hard – reflects poorly on the organization that drafted him, the Cincinnati Bengals. But ‘Chris Jackson’ should understand that Kaepernick’s actions and words have repercussions, and many teams have clearly shied away from signing a high-profile player with so much controversial baggage.
‘Pepe Nukem’ tweeted:
Caitlyn Jenner is not a hero.
Colin Kaepernick is not a hero.
They just wanted 15 min of fame.”
‘Ryan Harkleroad’ tweeted:
“ESPN would rather have Jemele Hill talk about Colin Kaepernick and BLM than have actually intelligent people talk about sports.”
Simply put, an awful lot of fans did not agree with Kaepernick’s kneeling during the playing of the national anthem last season, a gesture that was deeply unpatriotic, and, at a minimum, was seen by many as a grave insult to the men and women who have put their lives on the line so that spoiled athletes like Kaepernick can reap mass adoration and multi-million dollar contracts.