Colin Kaepernick made a power play Saturday, refusing to participate in a private workout as organized by the NFL. Instead, Kaepernick moved the location of the workout and performed on his own terms.
Some people loved the move; others, not so much.
“I almost feel like Colin Kaepernick is taking on an entitled stance right now,” Tiki Barber said Monday on Tiki & Tierney. “At the end of the day, it is a privilege to play in the National Football League; it is not a right. Nobody is guaranteed the right to play in the National Football League. You have to be an upstanding citizen, for the most part. You have to be a good athlete. You have to be intelligent because there’s so much you have to learn. You have to be able to get along with your teammates. All these things that we talk about it takes to be an NFL athlete is earned. It’s not just given to you because you have this God-given talent.”
Kaepernick threw for 12,271 yards and ran for 2,300 in six NFL seasons, accounting for 85 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
He told reporters Saturday he’s “been ready for three years” but has “been denied for three years.”
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