Kaepernick again refuses to stand for national anthem before NFL game

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick greets fans after their 21-31 win against the San Diego Chargers during an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Qualcomm Stadium Patriotic On Military Night With 49ers, Kaepernick In Town
The Chargers put on a spectacular tribute to the military Thursday night before, and during, the team’s last preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. It was the 28th year the Chargers have honored the military during one of the team’s games. It was an especially patriotic night at Qualcomm Stadium, particularly because 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made national headlines this preseason for his refusal to stand during the National Anthem in protest of social and police injustice.

Chargers’ Navy officer scores on military night – San Diego Union-Tribune
Swain, a Reserve officer in the U.S. Navy, plunged into the end zone Thursday in the second quarter of a 31-21 loss to the 49ers. The touchdown was the fullback’s first as a Charger, coinciding with the team’s 28th-annual “Salute to the Military” night.

Colin Kaepernick will donate $1 million to organizations that help communities – Sports Illustrated
“The media painted this as I’m anti-American, anti-men-and-women of the military and that’s not the case at all,” Kaepernick said. “I think what I did was taken out of context and spun a different way.’’

Kaepernick said donating the money is something he had been thinking about doing in order to do more than his silent protest.

AUDIO: Kevin Acee: “Kaepernick Has The Right To Be Wrong In This Country”
The UT columnist & Mighty 1090 host joined Scott & BR to talk about Thursday night’s 49ers/Chargers game and the Colin Kaepernick situation.

Seahawks’ Jeremy Lane joins Colin Kaepernick’s protest, sits during national anthem – USA Today
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane sat during the national anthem before Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, following the lead of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s response to strained race relations in America and, specifically, police brutality against African Americans.

AUDIO: Antonio Gates: “I Think About It (Retiring) More Now Than I EVER Did”
Chargers TE Antonio Gates joins Kevin Acee to discuss how he feels physically and mentally entering the 2016 season.

Burns testifies about day she was fired at SDSU – San Diego Union-Tribune
Burns, 57, was speaking from the witness stand in San Diego Superior Court on Thursday, on day three of her wrongful termination trial that is expected to last two and possibly three more weeks. SDSU’s winningest all-time women’s basketball coach is seeking $1.5 million for breach of contract and an additional $3 million for whistleblower retaliation from complaining about gender equity issues, plus punitive damages.

PODCAST: The USMNT And 19-Passenger Puddle Jumpers
The USMNT plays St. Vincent & the Grenadines on Friday. Guess how they have to get there? It’s not easy. ESPN’s Doug Mcintyre makes his debut on the Unnamed Soccer Podcast plus thoughts on #Xolos #LaLiga and the #PremierLeague

Padres go yard twice, but Cosart falters in finale – MLB.com
Following in the footsteps of Julio Teheran and Matt Wisler, Mike Foltynewicz provided the Braves with another solid outing vs. the Padres on Thursday afternoon at Turner Field, helping lead his team to a 9-6 win and its first sweep of San Diego since May 2008.

Honoring Joe Paterno at a football game is the wrong thing to do – For The Win
Penn State has announced — in a conspicuously quiet way — that it plans to honor former head football coach Joe Paterno before a game later this month.

This, to any rational person with no tie to the university, is an awful idea. Joe Paterno was told by a concerned assistant in 2001 that he witnessed the possible sexual abuse of a boy by Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. And while Paterno reported the allegation to his superiors, he went no further. Sandusky continued abusing boys.

Serena Williams cruises into third round at U.S. Open with milestone win – USA Today
Serena Williams is tied with Steffi Graf for most Grand Slam tittles in the Open era, and Thursday night she equaled another legend for most match wins by a female player at the major tournaments.

 

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