Read Chris Rock's Poignant Message About NFL Teams Not Signing Colin Kaepernick

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Read Chris Rock's Poignant Message About NFL Teams Not Signing Colin Kaepernick

"I've met Colin a few times and I don't think he's one of the bad ones."

Published September 16, 2017

Chris Rock is just the latest celebrity to show his public support for Colin Kaepernick. After Jay-Z dedicated a song to the former 49ers quarterback during his latest NYC show, the comedian decided to make an Instagram post about the football player turned social justice warrior.

In the post, which is a picture of Kaepernick, Rock reveals that he’s met Colin numerous times and believes that he isn’t one of the “bad ones” when referring to players who are actual violent offenders of the law.

“Most athletes are decent people but there's also a lot of bad guys that have been made worse buy getting special treatment their whole lives,” he captioned. “I've met Colin a few times and I don't think he's one of the bad ones. Btw I understand anybody that doesn't agree with him that's your right I get it. But you have to admit that in the world of sports where we give actual criminals a fifteenth chance this guys shouldn't be denied the right to ever play again.”

Rock also pointed out the hypocrisy of teams not signing Kaep, even though he’s better than numerous current starting quarterbacks.

“It's not the fact that not one of the bad teams that obviously needs a quarterback signed him i.e. Jets / browns / jaguars / bears .It's not the fact that none of the teams that are good but are just a stable quarterback away from being a super bowl contender signed him Texans/ broncos/,” he wrote. “It's the fact the there's a bunch of teams that are an injured quarterback away from there whole season going up in smoke . Cowboys/ raiders / etc. the fact that the good teams don't want him is the proof.”

Aside from Rock and Hov, Cardi B, fellow football players Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers and Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett and Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks have also voiced their support for Colin Kaepernick.

See Chris Rock’s post about CK below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photos from left: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)

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