NFL changes Colin Kaepernick's status from 'retired' to 'UFA' on league site after backlash

The NFL got here underneath fireplace Friday after list former San Francisco 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick as “retired” at the league’s authentic web site.

The previous quarterback’s female friend Nessa Diab took to Twitter to slam the league for “mendacity” and “claiming [Kapernick] retired.”

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“Colin did NOT retire. You cowards blackballed him bc [sic] he peacefully protested towards police brutality. He’s a Superbowl QB & will have to be enjoying bc [sic] his stats display that,” she stated in a tweet with a screenshot of Kapernick’s participant profile web page at the NFL’s web site which, on the time, indexed him as retired.

Kaepernick has no longer performed within the NFL for the reason that 2016 season. In 12 video games that yr, he had 2,241 passing yards, 16 landing passes and 4 interceptions.

The NFL later adjusted his standing to “UFA,” or an undrafted loose agent.

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“Thanks to everybody who held the [NFL] in command of falsely reporting that Colin ‘retired’ on their web site,” Diab stated in a follow-up tweet.

“They heard you loud & transparent bc [sic] the NFL put the correct description that [Kaepernick] is a [sic] Unrestricted Loose Agent (UFA). Inform them to prevent denying him employment.”

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