Former NFL player Ricky Williams felt the need to give his opinion on the entire Colin Kaepernick situation.
Ricky Williams knows all about having a controversial career. While facing another suspension after failing a drug test back in 2004, he opted to retire so he could smoke weed freely.
He was eventually welcomed back into the league, something Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been able to do. And all the former Niners quarterback did was take a knee to protest police brutality and social injustices.
TMZ caught up with Williams on the street, and while he believes the former 49ers QB is being blackballed, he also thinks Kaepernick should move on from the league since they don’t want him.
“I’d rather be somewhere I’m celebrated rather than where I’m tolerated,” the ex-NFL superstar told TMZ Sports out in Venice, CA.
Kaepernick has been out of the NFL for 10 months, playing his last game as a member of the 49ers on Jan. 1 in the 2016 regular-season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. He opted out of his contract with the team two months later, becoming a free agent.
After going unsigned by a team, Kaepernick filed a collusion lawsuit against the NFL owners in October.
Not saying Ricky Williams isn’t right, but he isn’t one talk about being tolerated. Colin didn’t quit or took time off to get his head right. The league blackballed him and the players association hasn’t done right by him either.
Opinions are just that, opinions.