After Nike revealed a new advertising campaign featuring former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the NFL released a statement on Tuesday.
In it, executive Jocelyn Moore reiterated the league’s stated goal to “promote meaningful, positive change in our communities.” Here’s the full statement, shared on Twitter by reporter Ian Rapoport.
The NFL has released a statement on social justice, saying the issues that Colin Kaepernick and others have raised deserve attention and action. pic.twitter.com/QfmEUkXdjT
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2018
Kaepernick revealed the new campaign with Nike on Monday:
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018
The 30-year-old hasn’t played in the NFL since the end of the 2016 season, when he knelt during pregame national anthems. And since Oct. 2017, Kaepernick has been in a legal dispute with the league over alleged collusion. The case is ongoing:
A major victory for Colin Kaepernick in his collusion grievance. He's shown enough evidence to convince arbitrator there's a genuine issue of material fact. It doesn't mean he'll win, but it increases odds of that & could motivate NFL to settle. More tonight on @theMMQB & @SInow. https://t.co/l88HQI6HsT
— Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) August 30, 2018