Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid won big today when it was announced that both had reached a settlement agreement with the NFL in the midst of their lawsuits against the league. Kaepernick has been blackballed by the league and instead of going through a long drawn-out court case, both sides settled. While for some this is a big win, others believe Kaepernick is selling himself out. One of those people is former NFL running back Larry Johnson, who torched Kaepernick in an interview with TMZ Sports.
“If your backdrop is going to be the African American civil rights presence that it brought from the ’60s and you’re going to use that for your own causes, you don’t sell out,” Johnson said. “Now I don’t know what activist … Martin Luther King or Malcolm X … I don’t know what civil rights leader that you even saw or follow that made you even think that selling out to your oppressor or signing a deal with your oppressor was the way to go.”
Johnson explained that Kaepernick should have gone all the way with the NFL and forced their hand. Had Kap won a lawsuit against the league, he would have been due even more money and it would have been a big win for players rights in the NFL.
What do you think of Kap’s decision? Did he do the right thing?