Just recently, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett explained how Seattle would be the ‘perfect place‘ for Colin Kaepernick to continue his career if the franchise, who are interested in him, decided to sign him this offseason.
“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room?” Bennett told John Clayton and Gee Scott on 710 ESPN Seattle. “Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem.
“I think that Kaepernick getting the opportunity to be on our team would be really cool, would really be a good place for him because you have a coach like coach [Pete] Carroll who is up for challenges like that. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. You’ve got players on your team that give back in the community. You’ve got Russell Wilson, who shows that our team is built around community. So this is a perfect place for him.”
Something about that statement set off a fire-storm inside of Stephen A. Smith, because on Wednesday’s edition of First Take, Smith decided to rip Michael Bennett for praising Kaepernick. He also ripped Kaep even more for not voting, all while mentioning dead civil rights leaders.