Why Antonio Brown is completely wrong about Colin Kaepernick

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Receiver Antonio Brown and quarterback Colin Kaepernick have one thing on common — neither of them have an NFL team at this point. Kaepernick hasn’t had an NFL team since 2016, absolutely because he decided to protest police brutality against people of color by kneeling during the National Anthem.

Brown doesn’t have an NFL team right now for multiple other reasons — he was cut by the Buccaneers after he left the field during a game against the Jets. Brown’s history of off-field incidents throughout his estimable on-field career will undoubtedly serve as a cautionary tale for any team wanting his services in the future.

So, why was Brown recently spouting off about Kaepernick? It appears that Brown believes Kaepernick has not put his money where his mouth is. We won’t embed the video of the interview because there’s all kinds of NSFW language, but here it is.

And here’s a safe for work excerpt:

Well. It wasn’t Brown who donated more than $1.75 million in 2020 alone to aid “Black and Brown communities” and assist with COVID-19 relief. These donations, done through Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights” camp, were in addition to the $200,000 earmarked to groups Atlanta, Detroit and Miami to help cover bail funds for protests following the killing of George Floyd, and an additional $450,000 was given in grants for essential living costs and rent relief for those protesting who might have been arrested.

Whether Brown is talking about the collusion settlement Kaepernick received from the NFL, or his lucrative endorsement deal with NIKE, is unknown.

Brown’s philanthropic exploits are far less expansive — there is the 2020 case of the the Hollywood (Florida) Police Department cutting ties with Brown for the betterment of its athletic league after Brown engaged in an outburst against the police and the mother of his children.

See, that’s the thing about shopping for attention — there are always receipts.