Rapper Jay-Z was supportive of quarterback Colin Kaepernick getting another chance to play in the NFL. But it appears that even he’s not happy with how the much-hyped workout on Saturday turned out.
According to sources, the rapper-turned-businessman is “disappointed with Colin’s actions and believes he turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt.”
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 17, 2019
Kaepernick’s workout, originally scheduled to take place at an Atlanta Falcons practice facility, was changed at the last minute to an Atlanta-area high school after the NFL wouldn’t allow media at the initial location. The result was fewer NFL team employees in attendance to scout Kaepernick, and mixed media/fan reaction to his motives.
The NFL then released a statement saying Kaepernick didn’t inform them about wanting the event to be open to all media until the night before the scheduled workout.
Kaepernick has not seen NFL action since January of 2017 with the San Francisco 49ers. He opted out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2017 and has has been a free-agent since.