Giants Owner John Mara Says Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Kept Him From Job
Just because the NFL season is over doesn’t mean that Colin Kaepernick is any less polarizing.
While it is being reported by BleacherReport that the Seattle Seahawks are show “real” interest in signing the embattled quarterback, there are MANY NFL teams who wouldn’t touch Kaep with a 10-foot pole.
Most of those owners gave various reasons why they never gave Colin and consideration according to MMQB:
The dialogue around Kaepernick at the league meetings in Chicago earlier this week was far different from that on the sidewalk in front of the NFL headquarters a day later. One owner, when asked if his team considered signing Kaepernick this offseason, took a breath in and a big lean back, as if to say, Don’t want to touch that. The most common response to that question: Owners said they were happy with the quarterbacks they have. Here’s Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill: “No, because we have our starter in place and our backup in place, Carson [Palmer] and Drew Stanton. So, those guys have been in place.” And Jets owner Woody Johnson: “I’m not going to go into internal deliberations, but we picked Josh McCown. We thought he was the best fit for us, so that’s the decision we made.”
However, New York Giants owner John Mara didn’t pussyfoot around the issue. He came right out and said that Kaep’s protest was exactly the reason that he wasn’t given a look:
“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” says Giants co-owner John Mara, who for 24 years has worked for the team his family founded. “If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game. It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, moreso than any other issue I’ve run into.”
Really, ANY other issue? Here’s the problem. We find it very hard to believe that Johnny boy didn’t receive any “emotional mail” when it was discovered that he and his team offered $4 million to kicker Josh Brown AFTER they knew that he was being investigated for domestic violence against his wife according to ESPN.
Moral of the story is: When it comes to the New York Giants, kneeling get you no dough, but abusing your wife will get you $4 million.
Ain’t that ’bout a b!tc#? Flip it over to see some poignant comments from Torrey Smith.
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