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Tags: al sharpton | nfl | roger goodell | police brutality

Sharpton to NFL: Give Kaepernick His Job Back

sharpton in white and black robes speaking at a podium with a mural of floyd behind him
Rev. Al Sharpton (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 June 2020 06:51 AM

Rev. Al Sharpton threw a jab at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, telling him it's time Colin Kaepernick gets another job in the league.

During his eulogy for George Floyd in Houston, Sharpton didn't hold back his feelings that the 32-year-old quarterback who first took a knee to protest police brutality and racial inequality in 2016 should get another contract from a team.

"Don't apologize, give Colin Kaepernick a job back," Sharpton said, referencing Goodell's recent apology that the NFL did not take Kaepernick's actions seriously enough at the time.

"Don't come with some empty apology, take a man's livelihood, strip a man down of his talents, and four years later when the whole world is marching, all of a sudden you go and do a FaceTime talking about you sorry? Minimize the value of our lives. You sorry?

"Then repay the damage you did to the career you stood down because when Colin took a knee, he took it for the families in this building. We don't want an apology, we want him repaid."

Floyd, who was black, died on May 25 after a white police officer held a knee to his neck for almost nine minutes. The incident touched off worldwide protests in defense of Floyd and other African Americans who have died while in police custody.

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Rev. Al Sharpton threw a jab at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday, telling him it's time Colin Kaepernick gets another job in the league. During his eulogy for George Floyd in Houston, Sharpton didn't hold back his feelings that the 32-year-old quarterback who first...
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