ONN – NFL Network’s Mike Silver Calls Out “Travesty” Of Teams Avoiding Colin Kaepernick
From Kyle Allen to Matt Barkley, a spate of NFL teams have called on backups to fill in for veterans who are not playing due to injury. But not one organization has dared even raise the name of Colin Kaepernick.
That pattern has extended to the NFL Network itself. One established NFL Network reporter once told me they could not talk about Colin Kaepernick. The 900-pound gorilla in the room is Colin Kaepernick because of the National Anthem controversy, and the lingering racism that surrounds it.
My long-time friend and Cal classmate Mike Silver broke that long log jam just 20 minutes ago on The Aftermath show on the NFL Network. Silver did not mince words in calling out the “travesty” of teams deliberately avoiding signing Colin Kaepernick. “And we all know why, ” the Golden Bear said.
That’s Mike Silver maintaining the long Cal tradition of dealing with the reality of the ignorance of racism, front and center.
Hopefully, one NFL team, and all it takes is one, will sign Kaepernick.
Meanwhile, GO BEARS, Mike Silver!
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