He's fired, '" Trump raged during a speech in Alabama. Kaepernick opted out of his contract ahead of the 2017 season, but 49ers general manager John Lynch admitted in May 2017 the team told the QB they would have released him if he didn't opt out of his contract.
The owners had proffered an 82-game schedule starting in July with a sliding scale of pay for a player's prorated salary. The owners offered 76 games at 75% of prorated pay, with the threat of a shorter season - 50 games - at full prorated pay.
The players "loved" Lee, according to the report. After severe backlash from fans and teammates alike, Brees apologized for his remarks or interpretation. Brees was then called out for his change of position by President Donald Trump, who tweeted, in part, "There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag - NO KNEELING!" "We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities".
The two police officers who shoved Gugino were suspended immediately without pay and have been charged with felony assault. But he has also enjoyed the backing of a good-sized chunk of people with far better things to do than get lost in politics, who supported (or maybe just tolerated) Trump for a variety of reasons - Washington was out of touch and needed rattling, the media couldn't be trusted, the fruits of the growing economy were being harvested by others, you name it.
Real change will come when teams realize that it will be to their benefit to overcome their traditional biases, not because a league rule forces them to conduct a couple extra interviews. "I think if they sign Kap back that will show that they're really trying to move in a different direction because Kap was making a statement four years ago about what's going on in today's world and the National Football League didn't bother to listen to him then".
Or it can submit no counteroffer and wait to see if the league makes another proposal or proceeds with a plan to implement a schedule of 50-odd games. Major League Baseball also floated the concept of 50-50 revenue sharing for this season only, in part given the uncertainty of whether fans might attend games at any point this season; the players shot down that idea because of concerns over exactly what revenue would be shared, and Major League Baseball never formally proposed it.