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Representatives for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick called an audible less than an hour before he was scheduled to work out for 25 NFL teams Saturday, moving the session to a high school in Riverdale, Ga. from the Atlanta Falcons training facility in Flowery Branch, 60 miles away.
The workout was pushed back an hour to 4 p.m. ET, possibly to give NFL scouts time to make it to the new location. However, the Associated Press reported that a number of scouts had already gone inside the Falcons’ indoor training facility when word came of the change, while dozens of media had been set up in fenced-off parking next to the Falcons’ facility.
The article goes on to state the following:
Former NFL head coaches Hue Jackson and Joe Philbin had been set to run the drills.
“Under the original plan, the NFL had arranged a private workout for Kaepernick that all 32 teams were welcome to attend. The session was to include on-field work and an interview. Video of the workout and interview was planned to be made available to all 32 teams,” NFL.com reported. “NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday morning that 25 teams were confirmed to attend Kaepernick’s workout in Flowery Branch, and NFL Network’s Steve Wyche added representatives would primarily include pro personnel directors and heads of pro scouting departments.
“According to the statement released by his representatives, Kaepernick took issue with ‘an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues’ requested by the NFL, and also he wanted all media to be allowed to observe and film the workout.”
In a statement, Kaepernick’s reps, Ben Meiselas and Jeff Nalley said:
“Because of the recent decisions made by the NFL, the work out for Colin Kaepernick will be changing to an alternate location in Atlanta which will now start at 4:00 PM. All representatives from clubs are invited to attend and will be provided the location. Further, all media will be invited to attend and upon request will be provided with the location. From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one. Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick’s representatives. Additionally, Mr. Kaepernick requested all media be allowed into the work out to observe and film it and for an independent film crew to be there to ensure transparency. The NFL denied this request. Based on the prior conduct by the NFL league office, Mr. Kaepernick simply asked for a transparent and open process which is why a new location has been selected for today. Mr. Kaepernick looks forward to seeing the representatives from the clubs today.”
TMZ reported, “Kaepernick Colin just showed up to his new workout location in Atlanta, which is a high school that’s reportedly about an hour away from the Falcons practice facility. He rolled up in a sprinter van with a small entourage of people accompanying him.”
See video of his arrival below.
Colin Kaepernick’s workout at the Falcons’ training facility at 3 pm is off; his workout now will be at another Atlanta location at 4 pm today.
Here is the official announcement: pic.twitter.com/d9dIfJSbY3
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2019
Colin Kaepernick arrives for his workout. pic.twitter.com/U5ivwVmLWv
— Coy Wire (@CoyWire) November 16, 2019
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