Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Anacostia High School discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Was dressed in his football jersey as his body was carried in a horse drawn carriage through the streets of southeast D. C. Today. Hundreds of people then gathered at the Anacostia High School football field. His funeral. Davon was shot and killed in a community cookout on July 4th. Meantime, an additional $30,000 reward is being offered in his murder. That brings the total reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in his killing 2 $55,000 to men are under arrest in the case, But police are looking for two others 19 year old Carlo general and 25 year old Marcel Gordon, both from Southeast D. C. Police say the men are armed and dangerous. It's 10 11. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn't know it at the time. But he triggered a nationwide racial justice movement when he first sat and then knelt during the national anthem during San Francisco 40 Niners games in 2016 he was protesting police brutality and killings of people of color fast forward to now, and in many corners, Kaepernick is revered as a hero. In the latest episode of Our Podcast Colors are dialogue on race in America with J. J. Green in Chris Core, Steve White Shove NFL Network tell J. J Kaepernick is not sitting back gloating, you know. Look, Captain. Very quiet. You have not seen him much on social media. You have not heard him saying anything. He's watching this play out. Very, very smart guy. Incredibly smart guy. What a quiet guy and I don't think he's the type of guy sitting back saying I told you so. Or you want to take credit for people being in the street right now. I don't think he's about that. I think he is about again and knowing his character and where his heart is the things he has said to me, you know? Well before now, I think he's more about Let's get this situation fixed. Let's put the bad cops in jail. Let's stop. The police brutality lets change policing. So some cop who's having a bad day. Who's hopped up or who basically views black and brown people as criminals before human beings. Let's fix that. What are your thoughts about what? You've seen the massive protests? Not just here in the U. S. But around the world that have seen people emulating him taking a knee, taking a very out spoken stance without really saying much as you say, it's a very quiet guy. What have you seen And what do you see now, when you compare then and now I don't want to be the trend setter because I think that would be disrespectful to people like Tommie Smith and John Carlos and Mohammad Ali and Jim Brown and Kareem Abdul Jabbar until many other people who have been speaking out for years at the same time, you know when Colin was first step from working in the NFL and people were sponsors were threatening teems with. You know what's wrong. If their players Neil, he's going to end up on the right side of history, right? His conviction. Going to sacrifice the way he did lead to people feeling very fearless and much more comfortable now and doing what they've done needs that needs to be applauded. Do you get the sense that the NFL has turned the page? Oh, man. Okay, I get it from outside of ST Louis, Missouri, is the show me state. There's a whole lot of there's a whole lot of positive chatter. There's a whole lot of encouraging statement. But until until I see some something now, I will say this in terms of player behavior. Absolutely. I've seen change their people in the front lines mean that Ryan down in Atlanta, Carson went time at. I mean, these people are about right in that aspect. I should say yes, the NFL I don't have put some things in place, even at my network. We're putting different hiring and promotional practices in place for to include diversity because there just are no shot callers and decision makers of color in our own house. And so from there, yes, but 32 owners. It is a wait and see type of, you know, Situation Steve White Shove NFL Network on Colin Kaepernick and social justice here a lot more in the new episode of the Podcast Colors. A dialogue on Race in America. It's on apple podcast podcast one Spotify or wherever you get your pods we hear about police reform. What about prosecutors? W T. O p..

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