Colin Kaepernick to his social media Wednesday to promote the conspiracy his former San Franchise 49ers teammate safety Eric Reid was “whiteballed” from playing in the NFL after the 2019 season. Reid and Kaepernick were known for their activism in the field. They both broke the American taboo of taking a knee during the national anthem.
Reid and Kaepernick settled in Feb. 2019 on a case with the NFL over a grievance accusing the league of collusion. Reid signed a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers nearly a week before the settlement. He played in the 2019 season but was cut the following offseason and did not sign with another team.
Colin Kaepernick promotes conspiracy about Eric Reid
Kaepernick appears to think the NFL purposefully kept Reid from making another 53-man roster. Kaepernick posted a video clip on his Instagram story of his girlfriend Nessa Diab and journalist Jemele Hill discussing Kaepernick allegedly being kept from playing in the NFL after the 2016 season.
Kaepernick included a caption: “Eric Reid set 2 franchise records and was whiteballed that year!”
Reid broke two safety records for the Panthers in 2019. He recorded 130 total tackles and four sacks, the most by a safety in Carolina. The Panthers cut Reid in March of 2020.
It’s clear Kaepernick thinks Reid didn’t play again after the 2019 season because of his activism and the collusion settlement with the league.
Kaepernick is still hoping to get another chance to play in the NFL. The 36-year-old quarterback has a better chance of making the league than the 31-year-old Reid, as quarterbacks age better in football.
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