Jay-Z caught a lot of heat these past couple of months for partnering with the NFL for social justice campaigns. Some people felt Jay was aligning himself with the institutions that he’d been fighting against for the money. However, Jay had been using this partnership for good all along. He was one of the people who’d been pushing for the NFL to give Colin Kaepernick a private workout.
The information was revealed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network who detailed how Jay was pulling some strings behind the scenes. “I am also told that JAY-Z—who has been working with the NFL on some social justice initiatives—was involved in this and pushed this idea to some extent,” Rapoport said.
Kaepernick has since expressed his gratitude and desire to be seen this Saturday. “I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday.”
Two notes: 1. Jay-Z, a partner with the NFL on social justice, had some influence here. 2. This is not part of Kaepernick’s settlement, nor did he ask for this in his settlement. https://t.co/6l7z3MYJ5x
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2019