While at the 2018 U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said, “I think every athlete, every human, and definitely every African American should be completely grateful and honored how Colin and Eric [Reid] are doing so much more for the greater good, so to say. They really use their platform in ways that is really unfathomable. I feel like they obviously have great respect from a lot of their peers, especially other athletes, people that really are looking for social change.”
Both Kaepernick and Reid were at the U.S. open and when their faces were shown on the jumbo screens, they received a standing ovation at the stadium. See below:
Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are both suing the NFL, accusing owners of conspiring to keep them out of the league. Yestersay it was revealed via TMZ that an arbitrator threw out the NFL’s motion to dismiss Colin Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit, which means there will be a trial and NFL owners will have to testify under oath.
TMZ reported, “The NFL had filed legal docs alleging Kaepernick’s legal argument — that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league — was baseless and without evidence. The arbitrator disagreed, concluding there was sufficient evidence present in the former QB’s legal docs to allow his case to go forward.”
We are hoping for a huge win for Reid and Kaepernick, which would expose racism in the NFL.