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CBS clarifies after saying Kaepernick would stand for anthem

CBS clarifies after saying Kaepernick would stand for anthem

CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora caught up with Kaepernick in order to find out what the quarterback has been up to and what his status is in relation to his football career.

Kaepernick sparked a series of protests by National Football League players upset by police brutality and racial inequality.

On Saturday evening, La Canfora told CBS about a recent conversation he had with Kaepernick and addressed the quarterback's refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial injustice and police brutality.

Kaepernick sparked the recent wave of anthem demonstrations when he sat (and later kneeled) during pregame festivities past year in order to bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality in America. President Donald Trump suggested in September that the NFL begin firing football players who refuse to stand. Trump's comments set off a wave of protests from football players who began taking knees or sitting in the locker room while the song played.

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"Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired". The protests continued into the following week, but were smaller in scale.

Vice President Mike Pence (pictured above) left an NFL game on Sunday due to decisions by some players to kneel during the national anthem. "When there's significant change and I feel like [the American] flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand".

Kaepernick said his agent is talking to all 32 teams, and he's hopeful a team will give him an opportunity for a tryout. He opted out of his 49ers contract after the season, although he was informed he would have been cut regardless. "Colin and I didn't discuss". The reporter also noted that Kaepernick said he'd be willing to meet any time or place for a workout with a team.