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Colin Kaepernick's Girlfriend Nessa Diab Denies QB Will Stand for Anthem

Vera Richards | 09 October, 2017, 01:02

The Sporting News had previously reported, "An interesting report about Colin Kaepernick from CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora on Sunday's "The NFL Today": Kaepernick will stand for the national anthem if an NFL team signs him this season".

He's not planning on kneeling.

He's not planning on kneeling. "He's going to donate all his jersey sales".

With the news that he plans to stand for the American national anthem, that return could be sooner rather than later.

Kaepernick told La Canfora that he hasn't spoken publicly about the kneeling controversy because he doesn't want it to be a "distraction".

This post originally published at 10:26 a.m.

Crying Odell Beckham carted off the field in Giants disaster
For the most part, Twitter seems to be sharing an appropriately morose and surprisingly mature response to the injury. Beckham's injury came on the same day that the Giants also lost Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shephard to injuries.

"He's just looking for an opportunity", said La Canfora.

While there have been opportunities for Kaepernick to catch on with teams who have run into unexpected quarterback issues, other options who at times have been less qualified have been chosen over him.

That recent wave of protests was triggered by Trump's suggestion that team owners fire football players for exercising their constitutional right to protest.

Sunday's news comes on the same day Vice President walked out of an NFL game in Indianapolis because members of Kaepernick's former team took a knee during the national anthem. "When there's significant change and I feel like [the American] flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand".

"Standing for Anthem wasn't something that I spoke to Colin about Saturday". I didn't ask him if he would sit or stand.

"It did spark conversation, which I think is a part of what Colin Kaepernick meant to do", Goodell said in June.

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