Seahawks Canceled Colin Kaepernick Visit When QB Refused to End Protest


Seahawks Canceled Colin Kaepernick Visit When QB Refused to End Protest

The trip, which had been set up by the Seahawks two weeks ago, hit a snag when the team asked about Kaepernick's anthem-kneeling intentions next season. There were conflicting reports as to whether Kaepernick kneeling in protest during the national anthem played a role.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Caroll want Kaepernick to consider how he wants to proceed on everything and meet at a later date when he has a clearer idea, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

According to Kaepernick's lawsuit, '[The owners] have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States'.

This has thrown a major wrench into Kaepernick's desire to work his way back into the NFL. The protest drew both criticism and support, and gained widespread attention over the course of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. They released backup quarterback Trevone Boykin after a domestic assault accusation from his girlfriend.

More ahead on NFL Live now. Michael Bennett sat during the national anthem last season, but was traded this offseason to the Eagles. However, several national reports - including ESPN and Pro Football Talk, are reporting that the workout was postponed exclusively because Kaepernick said he would not commit to standing for the anthem.

"He's such a locker room cancer that his teammates gave him the Len Eshmont Award, which is given to the player who best exemplifies courage and inspiration". He led San Francisco to the Super Bowl following the 2012 season and then to the NFC title game following the 2013 season when the Seahawks beat San Francisco 23-17 at CenturyLink Field when Richard Sherman tipped a Kaepernick pass into the hands of Malcolm Smith for a game-clinching interception in the final seconds.