WATCH: NFL Legend GOES OFF On Kaepernick After He Receives ‘Inspiration’ Award
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In Barack Obama’s final days in office, it was almost fitting.
The NFL’s infamous Colin Kaepernick, the overrated quarterback enjoying an undeserved position of leadership on and off the field, was just voted a grossly inappropriate award that put liberal racial politics above his team’s spectacularly ineffective play on the gridiron this past season.
According to a story at Western Journalism
But a bona fide NFL legend wasn’t buying it for a minute.
Longtime Washington Redskins quarterback and Super Bowl champion Joe Theismann appeared on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” this week to blast the idea of giving any kind of an award to a quarterback whose on-field performance was as pitiful as his sidelines patriotism.
The 49ers’ Len Eshmont Award is supposed to go to the player who “who best exemplifies the ‘inspirational and courageous play’” of the running back who scored the first touchdown in the team’s history.
It’s important to remember that the award is based on the players’ vote, so team officials can’t really be held responsible for it. But that was exactly Theismann’s point.
Team owners are the final arbiters of what takes place in the organizations they control. If team owners took a firm stance on the multimillionaire athletes spotlight-grabbing antics – like Kaepernick’s “take a knee” tantrum and similar demonstrations around the league – it’s a rock-solid bet that the shenanigans would be over before they began.
If the National Basketball Association, where almost three-quarters of players are black, can insist as a matter of policy that “The Star-Spangled Banner” be respected, the NFL can do the same. (“Official Rules of the National Basketball Association,” Sec. 8, Subsec. 2.)
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