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JAY-Z Might Have Pushed for Colin Kaepernick's Upcoming NFL Workout

November 14, 2019


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JAY-Z may have been instrumental in getting former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick invited to an NFL workout this weekend, according to Uproxx. “I am...told that JAY-Z...was involved in this and pushed this idea to some extent," said NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. The rapper inked a deal to be the NFL’s Live Music Entertainment Strategist over the summer and is said to be working with the league on social justice initiatives. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since 2016 because of controversy related to his kneeling on the field during the national anthem. However, he posted on social media Tuesday that "I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday."