Colin Kaepernick attempting NFL comeback, says he would stand during national anthem

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According to CBS, La Canfora sat down with Kaepernick, his girlfriend and his trainer on Saturday night.

Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice, an act that was replicated by many across the league.

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback became a pariah in certain quarters last season after kneeling before matches during the national anthem.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports had a lengthy conversation with Kaepernick, and he came away convinced that the 29-year-old is willing to do whatever it takes to pursaude a team to sign him.


While it remains to be seen what Kaepernick would do during the national anthem if given the opportunity, it seems we won't know until he is officially on an NFL roster.

La Canfora said his "primary takeaway" was that Kaepernick's sole focus is on being a quarterback. He also said proceeds from his jersey sales would be donated to charity. President Donald Trump suggested in September that the NFL begin firing football players who refuse to stand. Trump's comments set off a wave of protests from football players who began taking knees or sitting in the locker room while the song played. When, by summer, the former 49er was still jobless, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained it had nothing to do with his refusal to stand for the national anthem.

"I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed", the quarterback said. "Colin and I didn't discuss".

La Canfora detailed Kaepernick's recent workout regimen, which includes the QB waking up at 4 a.m.to travel from New York City to New Jersey, where he runs football drills and throws more than 100 passes a day, in addition to working out in a gym.

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