CBS clarifies statement on whether Colin Kaepernick would stand for national anthem

Colin Kaepernick to stand for national anthem upon NFL return

Colin Kaepernick to stand for national anthem upon NFL return

An NFL reporter is now taking back a statement he made live on TV Sunday morning that former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not planning to continue kneeling in protest during the national anthem if he is given a chance to play in the league again.

The protests spread this season after the former San Francisco 49er was unable to sign on with another team.

"He's not planning on kneeling", La Canfora said.

While there have been opportunities for Kaepernick to catch on with teams who have run into unexpected quarterback issues, other options who at times have been less qualified have been chosen over him. He's getting in an Uber in New York City. He also plans to donate the money from his jersey sales to charity.

After La Canfora backed off his earlier report, Kaepernick tweeted: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its trousers on", attributing the quote to Winston Churchill even though some scholars have said the quote was not said by the former British prime minister. Alas, no teams signed Kaepernick during the offseason, and Schefter's reporting was not put to the test.

Colin Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since last season, but he remains one of the most famous players in the League, due to his social stances.

So, for those keeping score at home, Kaepernick the anthem kneeler is a traitorous, ungrateful millionaire, whereas a standing Kaepernick would be an entitled and greedy phony.

"Colin would have to address any future demonstrations", La Canfora tweeted. "What he would do during the Anthem I do not know".

Additionally, Kaepernick reportedly told La Canfora that he has not heard from the NFL, which has been holding meetings with players in regards to national anthem protests, but La Canfora believes Kaepernick would be willing to share his thoughts if asked.

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