Colin Kaepernick Responds to Report Saying He Would Stand For National Anthem

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CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that Colin Kaepernick would stand for the Anthem if a football team were to sign him.

It turns out that La Canfora never spoke to Kaepernick directly about whether he would stand for the Anthem or not so he decided to walk back his original reporting.

The original story per Sporting News:

An interesting report about Colin Kaepernick from CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora on Sunday’s “The NFL Today”: Kaepernick will stand for the national anthem if an NFL team signs him this season.

Kaepernick has stayed mostly silent during his free agency in 2017, only speaking indirectly through NFL insiders such as La Canfora, Cris Carter of FS1 and Adam Schefter of ESPN. La Canfora did not provide video or audio of his interview with Kaepernick, but the reporter shared his finding with CBS’ James Brown on Sunday.

Sporting News issued an update…

UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora clarified that he did not speak to Colin Kaepernick about standing for the national anthem specifically.

He walked it back…

Kaepernick responded to the “lie,” by quoting Winston Churchill.

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