LaDainian Tomlinson Calls NFL’s Treatment of Colin Kaepernick a ‘Bruised Eye’
Previous NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson said Wednesday that the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick was a “bruised eye” on the alliance.
“It’s sad and it’s dismal and it’s a bruised eye on our association, no inquiry concerning it, what happened to Kaepernick not having the option to find a new line of work,” Tomlinson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s, Drew Davison. “I think currently individuals are beginning to acknowledge what he did and they’re comprehension of why he did what he did despite the fact that at the time he was mentioning to us what he was doing it for.”
Tomlinson talked about the NFL’s treatment of Kaepernick as fights proceed the nation over after the passing of George Floyd, who kicked the bucket in police guardianship in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd was halted by official Derek Chauvin, who put his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Floyd can be heard on a video recording of the occurrence saying, “I can’t inhale,” on different occasions.
“I’m simply happy individuals are not choosing to see. I’m cheerful they’re not saying this is only one episode and that is a terrible cop,” Tomlinson told Davison. “I’m happy individuals are not doing that. We need genuine policy change. We need equity change. We need criminal equity change. We need these things.”
Kaepernick started to bow during the pre-game national song of praise in 2016 to fight police ruthlessness and racial bad form. The previous 49ers quarterback didn’t play after the 2016 season. Kaepernick drove the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII before losing to the Ravens, and he possesses a 28–30 profession record.
Tomlinson resigned in 2011 with more than 13,000 vocation hurrying yards and 145 surging touchdowns. He drove the NFL in touchdowns multiple times, and he was a three-time All-Pro. His 28 hurrying touchdowns in 2006 stand as the NFL record for single-season surging TDs.