Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed by the NFL, and now a group of people are going to organize a “Stand Up” in front of league offices. Kevin Livingston is going to stand up for Kaepernick who recently stood up to help his non profit organization. Kaepernick recently donated suits to guys getting released from prison to help them find a job.
“He stood up for us. It’s only right that he took our issues in our communities and brought it to a national level and sacrificed salary and being ostracized by the NFL,” Livingston said via Michael Rothstein of ESPN. “It was only right that we stand up for him. I started this, literally, when he came to my office — I was moved. I work with parolees. People usually want to ostracize this particular population. Me working with him on the front lines and him coming to my office, this is not the first time I’ve worked with him. So I thought it was only right that I stand up for him.”
Several speakers, including New York State Senator James Sanders Jr. and NBA player Etan Thomas, will be on hand for the event.
“The fact that it will take place at the NFL headquarters should attract quite crowd. Livingston made it clear that this event is in no way a form of protesting against the NFL.”