Sincere or NFL lip service? Goodell praises Kaepernick on social equality efforts

Colin Kaepernick, nearly five years since sparking a social equality movement that reverberated well beyond the NFL, drew credit for his actions when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with the media Thursday. Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since his 49ers tenure from 2011-16. He’s since continued to promote civil rights and call against police misconduct. Those outcries were what led Kaepernick to protest during the national anthem before 49ers games in 2016. “I said very clearly back in June that we wish we had listened to our players earlier, and we had a lot of players that were com…

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