Is 49ers’ QB Colin Kaepernick Right To Sit During the National Anthem?

by Nick Gillespie – Refuses to honor flag of a country he says “oppresses black people and people of color.” Colin Kaepernick, who plays quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the playing of the national anthem at a pre-season game. In case anyone missed his intent, Kaepernick clarified it after the game: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Although it encourages players to do so, the NFL doesn’t require them to stand during the playing of the anthem. Kaepernick’s protest has drawn...

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NFL Player Announces He’s Sitting Out Next Season ‘I Just Want To Live A Long, Healthy Life’

by CARIMAH TOWNES – Anthony Davis, a 25-year-old linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, announced that he’ll be sitting out the next football season in order to heal his body. “After a few years of thought, I’ve decided it will be best for me to take a year or so away from the NFL. This will be a time for me to allow my Brain and Body a chance to heal. I know many won’t understand my decision, that’s ok,” Davis said in an official statement obtained by ESPN sports writer Adam Schefter. “Im simply doing what’s best for my body as well as my mental health at this time in my life.” Following the announcement, ProFootballTalk.com reported Davis will return the $4.66 million bonus money he received upon signing his contract. With his temporary retirement, Davis joins a growing list of football players putting their careers on hold...

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