Via The Washington Post:
“It helped,” the 24-year-old said. “That’s one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of it. Just being a part of the history of it, and I knew it was going to help me.”
Veasy knew Kaepernick before the Nov. 16 workout. The two had taken a class about black representation in popular culture together a few years earlier at the University of California at Berkeley. Veasy was playing for the Golden Bears, and Kaepernick, then with the 49ers, was auditing the course. That slight familiarity emboldened Veasy to reach out to Kaepernick’s agent last month when the NFL announced it would be holding a workout for him in Atlanta.
Everyone knew going in that Colin’s chances of being signed were slim at best. At least the workout wasn’t a complete waste of time for those who participated. Hopefully Veasy is able to make the most of his opportunity. Those kinds of stories are the best ones in sports.
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