Colin Kaepernick’s Agent, PR Rep Address ‘False Narratives’ About Their Client

Isheka N. Harrison
Written by Isheka N. Harrison
Colin Kaepernick attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s agent has had enough. Adam Schefter and Kaepernick’s PR Rep. Jasmine Windham released a two-page document to address “false narratives” regarding Kaepernick, The Spun reported. Schefter posted the document on Twitter Thursday, Oct. 10.

According to Schefter, no NFL team has offered Kaepernick a workout or job since 2016, despite reports to the contrary. He also said he has reached out to all 32 teams on Kaepernick’s behalf “with little to no response” and he’s “never seen anything like it.”

Schefter reiterated that Kaepernick is in tip-top shape and can compete at the “highest level” with “many of the young mobile quarterbacks flourishing in the NFL right now.”

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In addition to using a Q&A format, Schefter provided Kaepernick’s stats from his last year of NFL play and said the former award-winning quarterback “has been working out 5 days a week, for 3 years, in preparation to play again.”

The document is the latest attempt by Kaepernick’s camp to show he remains an asset to any team. In August, Kaepernick released a video of himself working out which shows the amount of days he’d been out of work from the NFL with the caption “5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready.”

This most recent effort to “set the record straight” has reignited the debate about whether or not Kaepernick should be offered employment by the company he sued.

Critics say Kaepernick needs to move on after settling with the NFL because he is “bad for business.” Supporters said others, including Kaepernick’s friend and fellow kneeler Eric Reid, have filed grievances with the NFL and sued the organization yet remain employed.

Isheka N. Harrison
Image Attribution: Colin Kaepernick attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP), Colin Kaepernick attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)