Kaepernick Is Jobless Because Of Racist Tweet
Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis says one of the reasons the team did not sign free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick was due to a tweet Kaepernick’s girlfriend posted regarding Lewis and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.
The tweet posted on Aug. 2 by Nessa Diab shows Lewis embracing Biscotti, similar to movie the “Django Unchained,” where a character played by Samuel L. Jackson hugs slave-owner Leonardo DiCaprio’s character.
Ray Lewis: “When me and Steve Bisciotti were talking, this is what we were talking about, Judy. We were talking about giving this kid an opportunity to get back in the National Football League. Look, this is what I wanted to share with people. I have been fighting for this kid behind the table like nobody has … I’ve never been against Colin Kaepernick. But I am against the way he’s done it.
“Then, his girl [Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend] goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn’t know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed. Steve Bisciotti has said it himself, ‘How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?’ …
“When they (Ravens) called me, it was to say, ‘Yes or no?’ … We were going to close the deal to sign him … Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaeperkick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.’ … And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day. ”