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NFL owners need to stop making excuses and give Colin Kaepernick a chance

Best I can tell, there were three primary strawman arguments that NFL teams hid behind to try to justify their individual, and collective, boycott of Colin Kaepernick’s services. And, best I can tell, with Nike’s soaring sales and rising stock price in the aftermath of announcing their new Kaepernick apparel line and ad campaign last week, all three have now ...

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Kaepernick tweets support after 2 NFL players kneel during U.S. anthem

No longer welcome on an NFL sideline, Colin Kaepernick turned to social media to make his point on the NFL’s opening Sunday. In a tweet, Kaepernick gave a shout-out to “my brothers,” Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Watson, who were the only two players in the league to take a knee during the national anthem during Sunday’s early games. ...

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Nike Kaepernick campaign to kick off Thursday during NFL opener

Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener on Thursday night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. The two-minute spot released Wednesday highlights superstar athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams and others, and touches on the controversy of ...

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LeBron James says he 'stands with Nike' in reference to Colin Kaepernick

NEW YORK (AP) — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said on Tuesday that he ‘stands with Nike,’ a clear reference to the company’s Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy from the Harlem’s Fashion Row. ...

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Nike shares drop after choice of Colin Kaepernick for ad spurs boycott

Protesters burned their Nike shoes, investors sold shares and some consumers demanded a boycott after the footwear and apparel maker launched an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who sparked a national controversy by kneeling during the national anthem. But the brand recognition that comes with the campaign may be just what the company wanted, and marketing experts ...

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