NFL: Kaepernick to Guide League on Social Justice


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell opened up on his thoughts on social justice and Colin Kaepernick during an interview with Mike Greenberg on ESPN. Goodell said that he would like to see Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback, lead the league on social justice.

“If his efforts are not on the field but continuing to work in this space, we welcome him to that table and to help us, guide us, help us make better decisions about the kinds of things that need to be done in the communities,”

-Goodell

Kaepernick became widely known after he lost his starting job to Blaine Gabbert and started kneeling during the National Anthem to protests racial injustice and police brutality in the U.S.

He became even more controversial when he started wearing “police as pigs” socks to practice.

 

Roger Goodell also said that he would encourage a team to sign Kaepernick, who hasn't played since losing his starting role in 2016.

"Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it's going to take a team to make that decision," Goodell said. "But I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that.

Goodell seems to be taking the public relations route as a new poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe it's OK for NFL players to kneel during the anthem.

"We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter," Goodell said in the video. "I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country."

 

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132 thoughts on “NFL: Kaepernick to Guide League on Social Justice”

  1. There ain’t nothing good about A/O Goodell. He screwed the Saints out of the Superbowl on a pass interference call that was not made, 3 of the officials in the Saints versus Los Angeles Rams game were from the LA area???.

    Colin belong in the gutter for his disrespect to our Anthem and American Flag and now Goodell wants to kiss his ass and would like an NFL team to sing this trash.

    1. Who needs the NFL and those overpaid, arrogant excuses for men anyway? Go to your local high school and watch kids play football, exhibit (for the most part) real sportsmanship and appreciation for a GAME. Goodell and Kaepernick can both take a hike – they are totally irrelevant to anything good.

  2. Scientists say the universe is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. They forgot to mention morons. -author unknown
    Goodell and Kaepernick fit right in.

  3. Goodell is nothing but a coward! Kaepernick is a piece of s–t! I would never have him on a team of mine. Good bye NFL! I will never watch any games again…you kneel against my flag, dis-honor my country and the tens of thousands of brave men who died for our country then the hell with you! I am not alone in this, a number of my friends feel the same as I do.

    So multi-millionaire cry babes, go sit in a corner, sip your kool-aid and suck your thumb.

    1. Agreed I have been pro football fan for 50 years as far as I am concerned those overstuffed excuses for humans can kiss my ass I will not watch anymore professional football and will terminate my season tickets of 42 years
      There were real men who died and bled for that freedom not these assholes they can do everything with a football except sign it!!!!

  4. Seriously! You’re kidding right?!?!? I can tell you now that if that happens football will be done.! People will not come watch y’all disrespect us! Nor will we pay your salaries! This is BS!

    1. They are all ready done, as far as I’m concerned, FINISHED . and college f.b. is right on their heels but I do not watch that either, or BASKET BALL.

  5. I refuse to have anything to do with the NFL ever again. They can all go suck eggs

    1. I agree 100%. I do not allow any NFL games to be aired in my home. Kaepernick is a slug who dishonored the flag and the thousands of people who died to preserve it. Kaepernick and the idiot rioters and looters are trying to destroy it

  6. roger goodell is a folder coward and a big wuzzie , he needs to be removed from the nfl, and as far a this kneeler kaepernick, is concerned he is to one sided to lead any one or anything, maybe all of the nfl player that are not in agreement with him, just quit. WALK OFF.

  7. This is a joke right? What is wrong with these people….we could care less what Kaepernick thinks and his leadership is rotten. If you do this you will lose more viewers….

  8. Goodell has been trying to ruin the NFL for years he has finally figured out how to do it and also how to finally give K a joB. Bye bye NFL it was nice knowing you.

  9. Not a wise move. Just when fans were getting over. The disrespect of the National Anthem the flag and the military now it’s the disrespect of the police.
    I and millions of others will no longer go to or watch NFL games. Mr Goodell you have written off a considerable portion of your fan support. We heard you and will act accordingly.
    MOP

    1. If it wasn’t for an individual like Carson Wentz I would never watch another NFL Game. Resign Roger!!!!

    2. I am so done with the NFL! They did not learn a thing from there last disrespectful behavior. Go ahead I have better ways to spend my time! From a proud combat Veteran.

  10. I think Godell speaks with fork tongue if he expects us NFL fans to watch & BUY what the sponsors like & show on TV he should think about the life & liberty that a lot of us did for our flag & country instead of disrespecting the flag which we defended

  11. Are you crazy? Kaepernick NEVER went thru any real racism the way most black players did growing up so how can he relate to them or their problems?
    The only things he knows is what his marxist/muslim girl friend has brainwashed him with!

    1. His black parents throw him away, and he was adopted by white parents and raised in “white privilege!” What the heck is he complaining about now?

  12. Only Trump can save us and the NFL.
    He’ll have RG in a “reeducation” camp and colon pickin cotton right quick.
    Did I forget to mention… HeeHawww!

  13. Has he lost what little mind he had left. Supporting the “I HATE AMERICA” loser just shows how weak Goodell is. He does not care about America or its values either. Taking a knee when the national anthem is playing is disrespecting this great county and slap in the face to the men and women who fought to keep this country safe! I was about to start watching NFL again as things I thought had settled down. Now I will never watch or support the NFL again. There is a time and a place to protest. BOTH can just GO AWAY!

    1. No Mike saying you have BONE SPURS so you don’t serve our country is an insult to the men and women who did step up

      1. George: You’re so full of crap your eyes must be brown. What uniform did you wear serving our country. The little skirt you wore selling cookies doesn’t count.

  14. Give Kaepernick Roger Goodell’s job with the same contract/pay! Even though Kaepernick has acted like a spoiled, vile, disgusting child, let’s give him a job for his horrible behavior (encouraging the rioters and looters to burn this country down)!

    1. Good Sadie, do you know anyone who has been KILLED for selling loose cigarettes, sleeping in his car or jaywalking?

      1. I don’t know anyone who was killed for those reasons and neither do you. That is the problem, you only use the part of the story that fits your narrative. I can only imagine what you consider is the real reason anyone is KILLED. And all your friends on CNN help you to believe that false narrative with their fake news. I’ll wager Colon and Goodell have a spot for you on their Social Justice team.

      2. George: Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “…the difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits…”. You, moron, are evidence of the accuracy of his words.

  15. Goodwill is an idiot, Colin K doesn’t respect Americans at all, or American, he’s just a mouth piece for spoiled people who think they are better than anyone else.

  16. Goodell and Kaepernick will see to the demise of NFL. Kaepernick went down o his knees and I got up from in front of the TV never to watch again. Goodell and Kaepernick should claim victory for BLM when NFL is dead.

  17. So now the NFL is supporting a guy and asking fir his help that hates the cops. Another reason to boycott pro sports

  18. Baaaaadel needs to go first and then the anti US citizen that does NOT respect the flag of our Nation.

  19. Goodwell the fans never needed politics in football just respect to our countries Flag and all the Americans who died and lived defending her. I don’t understand how you can condone trashing something sacred to our country. I’d like you or Kaepernick try something like this in another country. Hmmm. Just imagine. Goodwell you’re f…kn stupid. NFL is dead to me

  20. It is irresponsible to allow him to participate in any NFL guidance or team. He recently encouraged and promoted violence and looting in the protests. If I did that I would be in jail. How can the NFL give its credence to this anarchist?

  21. yes, lets listen to the muslim anti-american racist loser, tell every one what to do to this great country like he’s been doing. he is the problem BOYCOTT NFL

  22. PHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT douche bag is useless as tits on a boar !

  23. I go to games because I like the sport and its a relaxing way to get away from the hectic life. As a small business owner, I select employees for the skills they have that meet my needs as the owner. I pay them for their expertise and rapport with the team of people. It is inappropriate to use the time I pay them to expound their political or other beliefs as those our business serves are paying for their expertise, not their other views which may or may not agree with those who employ them…just not the appropriate venue.

  24. Unbelievable! Goodell kissing Slaperdick’s arse! Other than his rookie year, he is a half rate QB at best and just a crappy person all the way around. He was pretty respectful in his younger days however, when he started poking that jihadi activist girlfriend, he turned into a disrespectful punk. I am sure that Slaperdick’s white adoptive parents are proud of the lil hood rat…you can take the kid out of the ghetto…but….you know the rest….SMH!

  25. I will not watch another game if the players kneel, when they are plaing the National Anthem. To me is un American.

  26. Watch Kaepernick get signed by a team and the first time he gets knocked on his ass….. he’ll cry “racism” and they’re all “after him”…. Amazing how ONE guy totally wrecked the NFL….

  27. These people must realy hate the USA. If you want to protest, do it in another way. In stead of trashing the Flag.

  28. The NFL is taking advice from a moron that has trouble spelling his last name? Apparently Al (not so) Sharpeton wasn’t available.

  29. Quit watching NFL last year and really didn’t miss it. Seems like the commissioner is hell bent on totally destroying the NFL. Guess the billionaire owner are just too stupid to see They lost 20% of their viewers last year wonder how many this year before they fire that idiot.

  30. Kaperernick isn’t that good great arm but can’t read a defense cover the primary reciever with a run blitz he’s done I think the kneel down was to keep from being cut. Kneeling during the anthem is a terrible disrespect for the flag our warriors and country not black lives matter.I believe all lives matter and yes blacks have suffered but so have Native Americans as well as every race through out history.The Hebrew’s in Egypt, The Chinese on the railroad and the list keeps going lets stop pointing fingers and fix the problem.Start seeing Americans and human beings instead of color religion or sexual orientation.Just to set the record straight I’m white 67 years old born in Detroit and watched it burn in 1968 never understanding why I couldn’t play with my friends who I went to school with.

  31. Another multi millionaire caving to the liberal democratic agenda.
    Last year I decided to boycott NFL games, now I will reaching out to family and friends to do the same

  32. Kaepernick is a complete ASS! I will never watch the NFL baby ball again in my life. If you think this “black shit is justifiable, you need to go to school and read the “History” of the United States of America! England went to Africa to get the slaves, then took them across the Atlantic ocean in disgusting ships (a lot died) and then the British got to America and sold the Slaves to Americans. SO tell who is to blame? The CEOs today send our manufacturing overseas to slave labor just like before the civil war. The Civil war was to tax the Confederates and then turned into freeing the slaves. All this time the “Democrats” fought to keep the slaves. So who is to blame? Let a “DEAD” story stay dead!!!

  33. Like so many others, Goodell is scared of a segment of the population who are set on destroying this country. Some do talk a good talk, but surrender when it comes down to the nut-cuttin. Don’t know about others, but I’m sick of all this protest; arson; looting; and acting crazy in the name of race!

  34. The NFL has stupidity in their ranks, starting at the top. If K leads, no more NFL for me!

  35. Trump will have RG in a “re-education” camp and ck pickin cotton in no time. TRUMP!!!
    Oh, did I forget a great big HeeHawww!

  36. I think I will ‘turn on’ the tv and watch only the commercials. Then when I go shopping I will by-pass all those advertisers’ products.

    Jim

    1. I’m sure you’ll do a thorough job and watch EVERY commercial. Then buy EVERYTHING you didn’t see. That’ll teach ’em!

    1. I’m a 60 plus year football fan and Giants ticket holder
      Since 1975.
      Goodell is Wimp and needs to go!!!!
      Kaepernick is anASS that should be avoided.
      Why did our leader give him money??? All he did
      Was disrespect the flag!!!! If he gets a job promoted by Goodell- I will sell my 14 Giants tickets.
      Goodell – your gutless – take a stand for the National
      Anthem or take a seat in the parking lot and retire.
      If the blacks want to protest – I will encourage all fans to boo.
      Play the game and respect this great country
      Or get your ass out and go somewhere else.

  37. Unfortunately, this plays right into the hands of the groups that want to outlaw football for being too physical. Most Americans are tired of everybody that has appointed themselves to tell all of us how to live our lives because “they” said so. There are so many new quarterbacks looking for a job today that would beat Kaepernick hands down in a fair try out. This nothing to do with football crap is killing the sport and losing millions of fans.

  38. One should not be rewarded for the disruption he caused on the football field. He was trying to draw attention to himself. I am getting tired of the phrase Black Lives Matter, it should be All Lives Matter. That’s what I live by. In some of the incidents the shootings are not justified and should be prosecuted as criminal offenses. If people would just stop when they are told to stop then the world would have one less statistic and civil unrest. We are all created equal, but not all of us have the same opportunities in life and only the individual can change his circumstance and make something of himself.

  39. What I would like to see is a detailed definition of “social justice.'” Aslo, would like to see a list of any and all institutions, events, purchases, clubs, etc that African Americans are barred from. I would like to be a member of Augusta National. Can’t be. I am a white conservative Protestant. Condi Rice is a member. Statistics show police actions against African Americans are far less fatal than against others. Where’s the beef? Social Justice is just like the never Trumpers saying he lies all the time without providing any specifics.
    All I want to see is a detailed definition of “social Justice.” Seems to be a buzz world that is without substance and guilt ridden whites are sucking it up. Pathetic. Here is a pertinent question. How many men in blue died during the Civil war freeing the slaves? Should the current relatives of those slaves or should the relatives of the men who were killed and maimed receive reparations? I am for neither, but it seems only families of the former are entitled.
    See anything wrong with this picture?

  40. The NFL is ‘ Not For Loyalty’ to the USA. There are proper avenues to voice your beliefs. To show disrespect for the National Anthem and to the Flag of our Country is not that way. Kneeling shows disrespect for all of the people who have fought in our military in the many wars,for our Constitution and our way of life. I believe in the sanctity of life, that God creates us all equally no matter our race. There are a number of problems within the Black community that need to be addressed that they have been unable to correct themselves. The main problem is the lack of a cohesive family unit. A typical black family has no father figure, the mothers have to work and the raising of the children is left to a grandmother that is powerless against gangleaders that control young black males and lead them into a life of crime. Until the black community recognizes and corrects this problem, there is nothing that politicians can do to solve the other problems.

  41. I stopped watching the national felons league when colon, the no talent moron, started the kneeling and convinced a number of other kneelgroes to join him.

  42. that jackass needs to go work at walmart or some other job. im tired he gets his way . he only does this bull for the dumb ass people who dont no what the heck their thinking. if he was a white guy nobody would pay attention to him. throw goodall out. i quit watching pro.if he was good he would still not here from, hes a 5th grade player. all his buddies should dump him. it just makes me so mad other football players do the same thing afraid people will call them racist. tell him to go to canada if thell have him

  43. Roger Goodell would like to see the NFL lose money all in the name of coddling and over paid spoiled brat who really isn’t even that good of a player. But the NFL will still make some money from advertisers. I wonder how the advertisers are going to like spending outrageous amounts of money to advertise on TV during a ball game that will have low ratings. But the people that are going to get hurt by far the most are the small business people and their employees who run the concession stands that sell food and drink and team trinkets. The business people will lose their businesses and employees will lost their jobs. But Goodell and the players don’t care. They’re all millionaires and they’ll still have their luxury life style. @#$% the NFL!

  44. The NFL needs to see that really “White Lives Matter”.
    Look in the stands. This includes basketball too. In pro
    and college sports. I’m done with black dominated sports
    and reverse descrimination.
    Enough is enough.

  45. Kaepernick is the reason the NFL had lost viewers. What would someone who enjoyed a privilege d life growing up know about living paycheck to paycheck? What does that moron know about social anything. I enjoyed pro-football until he started a movement that is senseless. Disrespecting the flag and those who defend our way of life every day, is about as socially bankrupt as one can become. He knows nothing. Putting him in charge of anything except a garbage is ridiculous. I will not watch another pr game. I will not watch pampered sissies winge over stupidity. The prior administration did more to hurt race relations than help. Grow up and get a life.

  46. I find playing fantasy football much more gratifying than wasting time watching and supporting the NFL ( never for Liberty).
    Sadly, Kap defaced my beloved Niners. Penance paid for at the hands of another classy organization in The Chiefs.
    Please become your own commissioner, get a dozen friends to pony-up $50 and start your own league. Do something else on Sundays ( Church is a good start) and Liberal Dingdong Goodell will get the msg.

  47. What does this spoiled brat FRAUD know about justice?? He tried a FARCE and it failed even though others are still doing the same FRAUDULENT FARCE. They just want police to let them commit crimes while protesting their MILLIONS. They are also just IGNORANT SPOILED BRATS. Krapernick won’t be at this job Long since it will require work and he is far too LAZY to do that.

  48. I am not a sports fan and actually find socker a more skillful game with higher stamina challenges. More action on the field as well. As far as Goodell goes, sounds like a play for public opinion favor and not really related to BLM.

  49. I’m for Social Justice reforms, but I think it’s wrong to kneal during our National Anthem. Goodwill is going to make Football a political took in an election year. After Covid-19 epidemic, it might be better to not take such a political stand. Many feel like the players are overpaid and don’t appreciate what they have in many cases.

  50. Kaepernick should be condemned not rewarded for his disrespect of the flag and country. He is not a leader. This is so wrong and further pushes this great country toward destruction. What an incredibly wrong move on Goodell’s part!

  51. THIS YOUNG MAN HAS NEVER KNOWN A DAY OF OPPRESSION! HE IS THE EPITOME OF WHITE PRIVILEGE GROWING UP! UPPER MIDDLE CLASS UP BRINGING! MR. WONDERFUL IN HIGH SCHOOL, PROM KING! WOW….THIS IS THE LAST PERSON I WOULD LISTEN TO ON SOCIAL JUSTICE!

  52. I will not watch any NFL game that he is involved with. He is not an American, but a terrorist.

  53. All show business people; Hollywood, singers, players, TV personalities, etc; are not patriotic, extremely hypocritical and lack commonsense and I mean it. It is obvious from their behavior. And I also mean it when I say that any American who watches their games and movies, buys records or engages in any activity that enriches these people are not making wise choices. Lets boycott these people till they learn who the boss is.

  54. I hope the ticket sales plunge if there will be a season at all. The owners should dump Goodell. What research did Goodell get to explain his stupidity.

  55. ITS ALL LIFES MATTER,I DON’T GAVE A DAM WHO WHAT WHERE COLOER YOU ARE OR WHERE YOUR FROM.BUT IF YOU ARE LIVING IN MY BIRTH COUNTRY THAN RESPECT OUR LAWS,VALUES AND CHRISTIANS WAYS .AND IF YOU DON’T LIKE OUR WAYS DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE ASS EVEN’T IF YOU ARE A AMERICAN TO. MANY AMERICAN HAVE GAVE THEIR LIFES FIGHTING FOR ARE FREEDOM UNDER OUR GREAT FLAG.SO THE BOTTOM LINE IF THEY TAKE KAEPERNICK BACK IN TO THE NFL WERE DONE. AND FOR THE POSTESTER FOR BLM THEY HAVE IT WRONG ITS ALL LIFES MATTER. SO WHEN THEIR PROSTER TURNS INTO A RIOT OF ROBBING AND STEALING ATTACTING PEOPLE ,LAW OFFICER THEIR A BUNCH OF THUGS THAT JUST EXCUSE TO STEAL TV AND CAUSE HATE IN THE WORLD GOD BLESS OUR LAW OFFICER AND GOOD BLESS AMERICA THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.

  56. Roger,

    Leadership is not defined as being embodied
    in the first instance of enormous disrespect
    to the flag of our country during the playing
    of the National Anthem at a sporting event
    and following that up with many more
    instances of disrespect for our country and
    our citizens. Neither you nor Colin have the
    attributes of leadership qualifying you for
    such a role in our sports nor in our society.

  57. You’ve got to F’ning kidding me. Does Goodell really want to kill the NFL? Because if he wanted to, he couldn’t pick a better poison pill to finally kill the NFL than to bring that nasty, knee taking has been quarterback into the picture.

    Do it and then bend over and kiss you butt goodby, because even some of us that sort of came back, our level of enthusiasm was near zero, this crap will send it into oblivion.

    A former NFL fan since 1961 for the Viking’s.

    MSgt James C. Goodall, USAF (ret)

  58. Colin Kaepernick should be on his knees apologizing to the American public for dishonoring the nation and those who have died for his freedom. I will never support him and the sports, companies, that have helped him.

  59. The one place I thought I could go and just relax and enjoy the game I Love has been taken over by politics. Sad to see it and say it but this is the end of the NFL for me after 55 years. If college games get political, they are gone also. Sad, so sad.

  60. I regret to say I used to cheer for Kaepernik as he played for the 49ers. Now I can’t stand him. Does this make me a racist?

  61. As far as I’m concerned the NFL is a dead sport that I will never watch again! It has been totally ruined by the political bullshit of crybaby kappy !

  62. You don’t reward bad behavior! If this happens, I will NEVER watch or support the NFL again.

  63. Dear Roger,

    Human LIves Matter! The second you single out ANY sub-race, YOU have become the RACIST!!! Even a Holocaust survivor, when asked if he hated the German (Aryan) race, said no. “There are 2 races, the decent and the indecent”. (Viktor E. Frankl. Frankl and his family were imprisoned in concentration camps during World War II. Frankl was held in several camps before he was liberated from the last in 1945. His beloved wife perished in the camps)

    Apparently, you have not done due diligence in researching the Black Lives Matter organization. It is anti-semitic!

    I stopped watching your National Fraud League with the first kneel down incident. I will not tolerate fools who do not know enough about this world to know the USA is the most free country in the world.

  64. Goodell is a Owner Shill and will do whatever he’s told if it will make the Owners money. Kissing Kaepernick’s butt isn’t going to change anything! The Left doesn’t watch football, and, like millions of Americans, I haven’t paid any attention to the NFL for years, thanks to the knelling! The DNC has been paying Sharpton and Jackson for years to sell out the Black Community, Goodell might as well get on the bandwagon with no-talent “Whine-knee K”! Hey, maybe Goodell can sell the NFL to China like the NBA did!

  65. I would think that to the NFL all lives would matter and to have Colin Kaepernick lead a thing in the NFL offends me and a lot of other fans.
    Stop trying to be political correct and get on with football. We the Americans red, yellow black and white are interested in you doing your job. You Mr. Goodell should have been fired a long time ago.

  66. Keep going Goodell. Every time you open your mouth the NFL Hemmorhages thousands of fans.

  67. I think it’s a “CROCK”, the Black Lives Movement, nor Taking A Knee should not be a part of the NFL. I have a long love for Professional Football but this direction and the “limp ” wrist of Goodell and the players Taking A Knee to our Great Country’s Flag and the playing of our National Anthem is a Disgrace, to especially us older Americans who have sacrificed and toiled for our Country to watch this disrespect to our Nation. My family will not be watching Professional Football now. Sure hope their will be some good movies on Sunday’s.

  68. Since the kneeling began was the LAST NFL game I have watched and I never will again.

  69. You should believe all lives matter and that the NFL is making their living in the greatest country in the world. Why do you think people risk their lives and fortunes trying to get here. You should be standing up tall and representing all people who have come here and have live here.

    If you don’t like it here you ought to move the league to another country. See if you can sucker them into paying for your stadiums. While you can pay millions to players to play a game. College players are more fun to watch since they have heart

  70. I for one will not watch the NFL. TOO MANY BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN HAVE FOUGHT AND DIED FIGHTING TO PROTECT OUR ANTHEM AND FLAG TO ALLOW THIS SELF SERVING POS DISRESPECT THEM.

    IF GOODELL THINKS THIS JERK REPRESENTS SOCIAL JUSTICE HE CAN TAKE HIM AND THE REST OF HIS LEAGUE AND SHOVE THEM WHERE THE SUN DONT SHINE.

    GOD BLESS THE USA !!

  71. Sir you are digging a big HOLE.in the AMERICAN way of hornering THE U.S.A Flag. I will not be watching any more NFL games. I have watch for the last 65 years. I will never go see another game in person.Money go to peoples head!

  72. Goodell, Kaepernick and others who back him can kiss my ass. You all have stolen a sport and game I LOVE. I WILL NOT watch another game or buy apparel of the NFL again till this bullshit STOPS. I LOVE MY JOB and take pride in it, not a millionaire but these idiots are VERY BAD role models. So maybe I’ll watch the CFL? Or find another sport to support.

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