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Spike Lee Says It's 'Fishy' Colin Kaepernick Remains a Free Agent

SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter of their NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on January 1, 2017 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2017

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last season with the San Francisco 49ers when he didn't stand for the national anthem. Film director Spike Lee thinks it's "fishy" a team hasn't signed him in the aftermath.

Lee expressed his thoughts in an Instagram post, saying the New York Jets should sign the signal-caller and adding, "How Is It That There Are 32 NFL Teams And Kap Is Still A Free Agent? WTF. Smells MAD Fishy To Me, Stinks To The High Heavens."

Kaepernick opted out of his 49ers' contract this offseason.

Rich Cimini of ESPN.com noted ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Kaepernick plans to stand for the national anthem in 2017 because he doesn't want his kneeling to distract from the overall discussion on inequality.

As for the Jets, they are far from set at quarterback, but Cimini said they aren't interested in Kaepernick, adding team owner Woody Johnson—who said Kaepernick was one reason the NFL's television ratings declined in 2016is an ardent GOP and Donald Trump supporter.

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