Yet another sports figure has weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick debate, and this time it appears to be back in the news thanks to troubled running back Kareem Hunt being given a second opportunity by the Cleveland Browns.
Tuesday morning, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kevin Gausman tweeted out his opinion on Kaepernick remaining unsigned for years and years, as the league continues to prioritize domestic abusers.
Pretty unbelievable all these guys getting a a second chance and Kaepernick still got nothing #SMDH— Kevin Gausman (@KevinGausman) February 12, 2019
This time, Gausman is passionately ripping into the NFL's willingness to give certain guys second chances but not others. And no, it has nothing to do with talent level. Even Eric Reid had to spend a year plus earning his way back into the NFL, and he was clearly talented enough at the outset, as proven by his near-immediate three-year deal.
It's also noteworthy to mention that outspoken Astros infielder Alex Bregman liked this tweet.
POLL RESULTS: People have mixed emotions on the Browns signing of Kareem Hunt. pic.twitter.com/v0zE7J2w9Q— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 12, 2019
We are still awaiting a Hunt suspension from the league office that could be any number of games, and it's frightening to think that an NFL club is willing to look past his disturbing mistakes so quickly. The league bends over backwards for talented and violent players like Hunt and looks for any slip in play to usher outspoken players out the door. Kaepernick's better than these waves of backups who keep getting gigs. It's that simple.