Adidas: We'll Sign Kaepernick, If He Joins a Team

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The shoe and athletic apparel giant made headlines on Tuesday, by announcing that they would sign Kaepernick to an endorsement deal if he got picked up by an National Football League team.

In a recent interview at Arizona State University's Global Sport Summit, president of Adidas North America Mark King said, "If [Kaepernick] signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him". Kaepernick took to the medium to share his thoughts on the recent resurfacing of his anthem protest, quoting Jackie Robinson on the Major League Baseball star's official remembrance day.

"I'm doing great", Kaepernick said while entering the building with his attorneys, according to TMZ."I love y'all and we gonna keep going".

According to The Republic, King said the company is "not in the business of activism", but it does want "athletes to tell their story".

Kaepernick began protesting during the anthem in 2016, as a way of bringing attention to racial injustice, specifically police brutality toward unarmed black men.

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TMZ noted Kaepernick and his team previously deposed Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, and Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reported Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was also deposed.

Kaepernick reportedly just had a tryout with the Seattle Seahawks postponed by team management because he wasn't willing to commit to not kneeling in protest should they sign him. Kaepernick posted on Twitter this quote from Robinson, which he wrote in his 1972 autobiography: "I can not stand and sing the anthem".

Interestingly, a member of Kaepernick's entourage was carrying an Adidas bag.

Some folks have even suggested the Adidas doesn't really want to sign Kaepernick and that they know no team will sign him, so their claim of waiting for him to be signed is merely a empty promise they won't ever have to fulfill. I can not salute the flag.

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