Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

CBS clarifies statement on whether Colin Kaepernick would stand for national anthem

CBS clarifies statement on whether Colin Kaepernick would stand for national anthem

How could La Canfora spend a "few hours" with Kaepernick and not have the question of whether he'll stand or kneel for the anthem come up at all?

"Colin would have to address any future demonstrations", La Canfora tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Kaepernick sparked the recent wave of anthem demonstrations when he sat (and later kneeled) during pregame festivities previous year in order to bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality in America.

Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who started the protest of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games, told CBS he'll stand during the anthem if given a chance to play in the NFL again.

According to a report by Jason La Canfora on Sunday, Kaepernick has been living in NY and working out privately in New Jersey with the hope of signing with a team this season. He's planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity, "La Confora said of his talks with Kaepernick".

"He's just looking for an opportunity", said La Canfora.

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That recent wave of protests was triggered by Trump's suggestion that team owners fire football players for exercising their constitutional right to protest. According to a report by Jason La Canfora, Kaepernick has been living in NY and working out privately in New Jersey with the hope of signing with a team this season.

Kaepernick also told La Confora that he would also donate his proceeds of jersey sales if given a roster spot.

According to the Associated Press, which cited CBS, the unsigned quarterback will stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner" if he plays for the National Football League again.

"It did spark conversation, which I think is a part of what Colin Kaepernick meant to do", Goodell said in June.

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