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The NFL Players Association Names Colin Kaepernick As Its Community MVP Recipient

The NFL Players Association Names Colin Kaepernick As Its Community MVP Recipient

During the set, Jay-Z dedicated "The Story of O.J.", a song from his new album "4:44", to controversial National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick is now an NFL free agent, who many believe has been blacklisted from the sport for refusing to stand during the National Anthem at games, in support of the victims of police brutality. I want to dedicate this song to Dick Gregory ... "I want to dedicate this song to anybody that was held back and you overcame whatever it was". "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color", Kaepernick told NFL.com past year. Several players followed Kaepernick's actions last season, and many are doing so this season as well. The Players Association also said "Kaepernick, along with the other 2017 Community MVPs, will also become eligible for this year's Byron Whizzer White Award, which is the highest honor that the NFLPA can bestow upon a player", perhaps foreshadowing its intent to make an even bigger statement in support of Kaepernick at the end of the season. The outspoken comedic and veteran activist marched in Selma, Ala., was jailed in Birmingham, Ala., was shot in the leg during the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles and counted Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X among his confidants. In June he wrote a guest column for the Hollywood reporter to push for projects that demand social justice. It's a story of empathy.

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Brady spoke to "CBS This Morning" and was asked if he thinks Kaepernick can play again in the NFL. "Like where O.J. will get to a space where he's like, 'I'm not black, I'm O.J.' Like Tiger Woods will get to a space and think, 'I'm above the culture.' That same person when he's playing golf and playing great, you're protected, but when you're not, they're gonna put pictures of you drunk driving and embarrass you, and the world will eat you up and spit you out". He has donated $100,000 per month to various charities, as part of a $1 million pledge he made in 2016.


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