Latest Colin Kaepernick news suggests that the quarterback remains unsigned in the NFL and there’s a lot of debate regarding the reason. Michael Bennett, Seattle Seahawks defensive end, has recently expressed his views on the situation. The 31-year-old feels that Kaepernick’s snub has exposed NFL’s racial divide.
“I think the league is built on middle America. Most of the middle of America is predominantly a white crowd. That’s just the truth of it. I think race is not something that the NFL wants to be a part of or get behind. But the league is predominantly African-American,” said Bennett, according to The Guardian.
“So the issue that he’s dealing with is what we’re all dealing with. We all come from the inner city or we’ve been a part of communities where we felt like we’ve been judged because of the color of our skin or who we like or if a woman – any issue to deal with. We’ve all been dealing with it with someone in our family.”
Seahawks the only team to offer Kaepernick a workout
Seahawks was the only NFL team to bring in Kaepernick for a workout. They 29-year-old was part of several candidates sorted to serve back-up for incumbent starter Russell Wilson. However, Colin Kaepernick news suggests that he was unable to land the role and the job was given to journeyman Austin Davis.
“Obviously, there’s the elephant in the room why Kaepernick isn’t signed, and most people know why. I’ve said this several times, and I’m not afraid to say it. I think race and politics in sports is something people don’t want to hear about, nor do people want to be a part of,” Bennett added.
Carroll explains Kaepernick snub
Pete Carroll, Seahawks coach, later clarified that the decision to pass on signing Kaepernick had to do with the QB believing himself to be a starter. The man from Milwaukee, Wisconsin completed 59.2% of his passes, averaged 6.8 yards per attempt, and threw 16 touchdowns with four interceptions in 12 games for the 49ers last season.
However, his refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice became a far bigger story than his on-field performance. Recent Colin Kaepernick news has him mentioning that he will stand for the anthem next year as his objective for protest has been achieved.
Meanwhile, Bennett also revealed that he will be writing a book. The book will be titled Things That Make White People Unforgettable. The 31-year-old will focus on issues which he sees are important in America.