Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick offered his support for ESPN personality Jemele Hill on his Twitter page Tuesday:
Colin Kaepernick @Kaepernick7
We are with you @jemelehill ✊🏾2017-9-13 02:32:05
Hill made waves when she tweeted "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists" when discussing the sitting president.
ESPN PR issued a statement saying her comments didn't reflect the view of the company:
ESPN PR @ESPNPR
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: https://t.co/3kfexjx9zQ2017-9-12 19:11:32
As for Kaepernick, he is still unsigned after he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers during the offseason. He made headlines last season when he protested racial inequality, police brutality and social injustice in the United States by kneeling during the national anthem before games.
Kaepernick appeared in 12 games during the 2016 campaign and finished with 16 touchdown passes and four interceptions. He also led the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII during the 2012 season after he took over for the injured Alex Smith as the team's primary starter.