The NAACP called the affair the “United We Stand” march, a rather curious title since it’s the complete opposite of what Kaepernick does during season games. Maybe a better tag would’ve been “United We Kneel.”Anyhow, Kaepernick declared free agency at the end of last season.
And there he still sits, teamless, on the sidelines, rather pitifully waiting to be picked. Kaepernick chose his team — and bluntly, it’s Black Lives Matter.
On Showtime's , Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis revealed that the Ravens were close to signing Kaepernick after quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a back injury at the beginning of training camp, until Kaepernick's girlfriend, radio host and Black Lives Matter activist Nessa Diab, posted an inflammatory photo on Twitter comparing Lewis and Ravens owner Steve Biscotti to Samuel L. "When me and Steve Bisciotti were talking, this is what we were talking about," said Lewis. " After Lewis stated on FOX Sports 1 in August that Kaepernick should tone down his activism, Diab posted two photos side-by-side on her Twitter account: One of Lewis embracing Biscotti, and a similar photo of Jackson's character from the film embracing Di Caprio's slave-owning character: The obvious implication being that Lewis was Biscotti's "slave".
"We were talking about giving this kid an opportunity to get back in the National Football League. I have been fighting for this kid behind the table like nobody has. "When they called me, it was to say, ‘Yes’ or ‘No,'” continued Lewis.
Obama prefaced the presentation with a speech honoring Biden's service and character. "You know as long as there is breath in me, I'll be there for you, my family will be there.