It seems that most 49ers legends are on the same page when it comes to Kaepernick. Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice was recently asked by SI.com if he thought “Kaepernick is out the door” in San Francisco.
“It’s hard not to believe that because he doesn’t want to be there,” Rice said. “I mean, as a player, if I’m in the locker room, I’m saying to myself, ‘If you’re not going to be an important part here, then why are you here?'”
Kaepernick’s best bet at this point might be just telling his teammates this his agents made that whole trade thing up.
Greeley family says their 8-year-old son was forced to take off his Peyton Manning jersey in school.
Officials with the Greeley-Evans School District say the number on the Denver Broncos jersey — No. 18 — has ties to gangs and that it is not permitted in their dress code.
Former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott learned an important lesson about Twitter recently: Never bash anyone who might be your future co-worker, even if you think there’s no way they’ll ever be your future co-worker.
That’s also the working subtitle for one of the six Twitter books I’m planning to write, but I digress, back to Prescott.
Furthermore, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was suspended three games for coming back out onto the field after being ejected earlier in the game. Toronto first base coach Tim Leiper was suspended one game for his actions. Odor and Bautista have appealed their suspensions. Chavez and Andrus have not.
A laundry list of players and coaches were fined but not suspended. Rangers players Matt Bush, Sam Dyson, A.J. Griffin, and Robinson Chirinos were fined, as was bench coach Steve Buechele. Blue Jays players Josh Donaldson and Kevin Pillar were fined, ditto bench coach DeMarlo Hale.
Bautista getting only one game while Odor received eight is going to raise some eyebrows, but it’s all about the punch. Bautista is effectively being suspended for the hard slide. Odor is being suspended for the shove and landing the punch. Eight games is pretty standard for such infractions.
“They view him as one of the faces of the franchise and their community efforts,” Rapoport said. “And really the coaches and personnel people they just love him. From what I am told a new payday is expected to make him among the highest paid, if not the highest-paid safety in the NFL and don’t be surprised, if all goes well, if this is done before everyone breaks for the summer.”
Three years into Mathieu’s career it’s not hard to imagine Arizona ponying up to pay him, even with the off-field issues he dealt with in college and the injuries he’s dealt with since coming to the NFL.