We’ve listened all a reasons Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been sealed by an NFL team: His ability set isn’t right for many teams, a anthem-protest daze isn’t value a worry when he’ll usually be a backup, yadda yadda yadda. But Ray Lewis has an swap speculation for since a Baltimore Ravens didn’t pointer Kaepernick, and it involves Kaepernick’s girlfriend.
“Look, this is what we wanted to share with people. we have been fighting for this child behind a list like nobody has. … I’ve never been opposite Colin Kaepernick. But we am opposite a approach he’s finished it,” he pronounced on this week’s part of “Inside a NFL” on Showtime.
“Then, his lady goes out and put out this extremist gesticulate and doesn’t know we are in a behind bureau about to try to get this male signed. [Ravens owner] Steve Bisciotti has pronounced it himself, ‘How can we crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is a one pursuit for Colin Kaepernick?’
In early August, Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, tweeted out a print of Lewis hugging Steve Bisciotti above a print of a stage from “Django Unchained,” a 2012 film by Quentin Tarantino. The print shows Samuel L. Jackson’s house-slave impression embracing his owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
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“When they called me, it was to say, ‘Yes’ or ‘No,’ ” Lewis said. “We were going to tighten a understanding to pointer him … Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I wish to hear Colin Kaepernick pronounce to let me know that he wants to play football.’ … And it never happens since that design comes adult a subsequent day.”
If Diab hadn’t posted those photos?
“Then he’s drifting him to Baltimore,” Lewis said.
The Ravens were in a marketplace for quarterback assistance during a start of training stay with Joe Flacco nursing a bruise back. Coach John Harbaugh had oral highly of Kaepernick’s football skills in a past and pronounced he had oral to him mixed times over a summer. But a Ravens finished adult signing a male from a sub-level indoor league who recently was operative in genuine estate and Kaepernick remained unsigned, with Bisciotti admitting that final season’s inhabitant anthem criticism played a purpose in that.
At a time, Lewis offered some advice to Kaepernick that didn’t make a whole lot of sense, especially since no group was or is peaceful to pointer him.
“The football margin is a sanctuary,” Lewis said. “If we do zero else, immature man, get behind on a football margin and let your play pronounce for itself. And what we do off a field, don’t let too many people know, since they’re gonna decider we anyway. No matter what we do. No matter if it’s good or bad.”
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