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NFL decides to move on from Kaepernick

For the first time, NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell publicly addressed former 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick's controversial workout last month.

The 32-year-old was supposed to practice in front of nearly two dozen NFL teams, but things took a turn 30 minutes before he was set to take the field. Kaepernick changed the venue from the Atlanta Falcon practice facility to a high school football stadium.

Representatives for Kaepernick say the location was switched so media could be present and so the process could be more transparent.

Kaepernick was also upset with the liability waiver the NFL wanted him to sign. Only six teams showed up at the new venue.

Now, Goodell says the NFL has moved on.

"We created that opportunity. It was a unique opportunity - an incredible opportunity and he chose not to take it. I understand that. And we've moved on here."

Roger Goodell

Kaepernick hasn't played football in the NFL in three years.

In 2016 he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest social and racial injustice.

Jasmine Arenas

Jasmine Arenas is the weather and sports anchor for KSWT.


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