Colin Kaepernick

Los Angeles Chargers may workout Colin Kaepernick for NFL return
Graffiti of Colin Kaepernick in Atlanta, Georgia
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Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has revealed that the team has former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on their radar of free agent players to workout with a view to adding them to their roster.

Kaepernick, who received international attention during the 2016 NFL season for sitting and subsequently kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and wider systematic racial injustice, has been a free agent since the end of that season but has not been signed by any team since. In 2017 he filed a grievance against the NFL accusing them of conspiring to keep him out of the league but withdrew it after reaching a settlement with the league in 2019.

Lynn told a media Zoom conference that Kapernick "fits the style of quarterback that we want" and that it would be easy to "figure out real quick where he is" in terms of fitness.

Kapernick himself said in a February interview with USA Today that he was "ready for a phone call; tryout; workout at any point" and still had the desire to return to football.

NFL commissioner admits mistake in past response to racial protests

Roger Goodell said in a video statement that "the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier, and encourage all to speak out an peacefully protest,"

The move backtracks on past criticism of players such as Colin Kaepernick, in 2016, for their protests of racial injustice in the U.S.

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Reddit co-founder resigns board and asks for black replacement
Alexis Ohanian
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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has resigned from the company's board and urged Reddit to fill his spot him with a new black board member.

In a Tweet, Ohanian wrote: "I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: 'What did you do?'".

Ohanian also announced he would donate all future gains on his Reddit stock to "serve the black community," and is immediately giving $1 million to Colin Kaepernick's racial-justice charity.