Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa Diab chastised the NFL on Friday for itemizing the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback as “retired” on the league’s official web site.
Diab additionally tagged commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFLPA on Twitter for “mendacity” about Kaepernick’s standing.
Kaepernick hasn’t performed within the NFL since 2016 when he was 29 years outdated. He accomplished 59.2 p.c of his passes that season for the 49ers, tallying 2,241 yards with 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions in 12 video games. He quarterbacked the 49ers to the Tremendous Bowl after the 2012 season, the place they misplaced to the Baltimore Ravens, 34-31.
Kaepernick hasn’t been capable of finding a job since opting at no cost company in 2016 as consideration across the quarterback shifted from his soccer standing to his protests towards social injustice and police brutality.
Kaepernick filed and later settled a grievance against the NFL, accusing groups of colluding to maintain him out of the league as political pressure mounted from as high as President Donald Trump’s White House towards his protests.
He remained with out an NFL job after the settlement and held a non-public exercise for NFL groups final fall in Atlanta. No groups signed Kaepernick to a deal because the league got here underneath fireplace whereas notable NFL failures like like Nathan Peterman and Blaine Gabbert continued to seek out employment.
Kaepernick stays with no job however has not introduced his retirement.
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