Colin Kaepernick Releases ‘Hype Video’ About His ‘Alternate Workout’

Controversial athlete insisted on his camera crew's presence — some charge the whole thing was a PR stunt

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Not one NFL team has expressed interest in former quarterback Colin Kaepernick after the debacle “workout” stunt that took place last week.

Kaepernick was apparently invited by the NFL to practice in front of team scouts and management.

But he refused after the NFL wouldn’t allow his camera crew to film the workout.

Instead, Kaepernick held his own “workout” about 60 miles down the road — you know, so he could get the “B-roll” footage.

Most people agree that this was just a PR move by the controversial and anthem-kneeling NFL athlete.

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His friend and supporter Jay Z, who actually helped organize the “workout,” was so disgusted by the actions that he basically called Kaepernick a “stunt man.”

See the video below.


Now, after the debacle of the disastrous “workout stunt,” Kaepernick has the audacity to release what he called a “hype video” to get everyone excited about his return to football.

This is the PR attention he was after the entire time, in my view — a video that he could plug of himself playing football.

Jay Z was right: This guy is all about the “theatrics.”

Here’s how Fox News explained the story on Tuesday morning:

Colin Kaepernick released a hype video Monday, days after he worked out for a handful of NFL teams at an Atlanta-area high school in hopes of making a still elusive return to the league.

The video showed Kaepernick launching passes to receivers during his workout at Charles Drew High School. It also included a message to the media after his workout that he was ready to come back and compete again in the NFL.

His tweet thanked the receivers he threw to, his trainer and those aligned with the high school. RA Vision Media produced the video.

“A huge thank you to all the people that made this happen in ATL. From our receivers @brice_butler, @BruceElling10, @TheJordanVeasy, @ariwerts — my trainer Josh Hidalgo, the educators at Charles Drew HS & so many more. Can’t thank everyone enough. We stay ready.”

There have been conflicting reports on whether NFL teams are actually interested in the quarterback after his midseason workout. ESPN reported Sunday that no teams have reached out to Kaepernick to work him out further, while his attorney appeared on Adam Carolla’s podcast last week and said at least two teams were interested. The attorney didn’t specify which teams may be interested.

Kaepernick’s workout drew a ton of controversy. He and his team took issue with an injury waiver the NFL wanted the free-agent quarterback to sign. After a back-and-forth, Kaepernick and his team decided to change the workout location from the Atlanta Falcons’ training facility to the high school about 60 miles away. (source: Fox News)

You can watch the video below:

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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