Colin Kaepernick voices support for Michael Bennett following incident with Las Vegas police
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick used to be pursued by Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Michael Bennett behind the San Francisco 49ers offensive line. This time around, however, the controversial quarterback is voluntarily stepping back into the limelight to voice his support of Bennett, who claims that he was unjustly detained by police in Las Vegas back on Aug. 26.
In a Twitter post, along with an attachment of Bennett’s statement on the incident, Kaepernick states that he is completely on Bennett’s side.
This violation that happened against my Brother Michael Bennett is disgusting and unjust. I stand with Michael and I stand with the people. pic.twitter.com/TqXFiso6lk
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 6, 2017
Kaepernick has become a polarizing figure not only in sports but in society as well for protesting against police brutality and racism in America by sitting during the playing of the national anthem before games.
Others have followed the former 49ers quarterback’s suit, including Bennett and Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders, who did the same during preseason games.
Kaepernick’s inability to land an NFL job is viewed as an indirect effect of his protesting with teams fearful of how having such a controversy-magnet would affect their performance on the field.
As for Bennett, the defensive end is planning to sue Las Vegas police because of that appalling episode in his life.