On September 18, 2016, the Fritz Pollard Alliance issued a statement in support of Colin Kaepernick’s and other athletes’ right to freedom of expression. We were among the first organizations to do so. When Kaepernick became a free agent, we encouraged clubs to give him a chance to compete for a position.
Individuals who seek employment in the NFL are entitled to fair and equitable treatment. Extending Kaepernick an opportunity to showcase his ability is a step in the right direction for the NFL.