Speaking at CBS this morning, the 12-year-old NFL veteran said the league had not yet “correctly determined” him.
“Until they specifically apologize to Colin Kaepernick or assign him to a team, I don’t think he will end up on the right side of history,” he said.
Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers striker, has been unsigned for the team since 2017, after he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality.
Earlier this month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league should have listened to players about racism earlier.
“We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong not to listen to NFL players before and encourage everyone to speak openly and protest peacefully,” Goodell said.
Goodell did not mention Kaepernick or the former player’s peaceful protests.
During his interview, Jenkins said that although the league tried – with donations and other movements — to show a serious problem, they “ignored and did not acknowledge” Kaepernick.
Veteran Safety signed with this candle in New Orleans Saints after six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Another player spoke up
Hyde is Kaepernick’s former teammate in the 49ers.
“What can the NFL do? I think the NFL can start by signing Kaep back,” Hyde said Monday.
“I think if they sign Kaep back, it will show that they are really trying to move in a different direction,” he added. “Because Kaep was giving a statement four years ago about what’s going on in today’s world, and the NFL didn’t get to listen to him then, so I think we should start with that.”
In a statement, Goodell said he would address players who have discussed these issues to see how the league can “improve and move forward for a better and more united NFL family”.
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