NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in on the league-sponsored workout for Colin Kaepernick that didn’t take place at the Falcon’s practice facility, rather at a local high school over an hour away.
During Wednesday’s press conference, Goodell stated he understood Kaepernick’s decision not to take part in the workout, but he added that the purpose of the workout was to give Kaepernick a “credible opportunity” to get back into the league.
He finished by saying that the league has moved on.
That final statement appears to close the door to Kaepernick pending interest from an individual team.
The commissioner was reportedly heavily involved in the planning of the workout, so he likely came away disappointed when the entire thing turned into somewhat of a spectacle when Kaepernick basically called him out after the workout was done.
“I’ve been ready for three years,” Kaepernick said. “I’ve been denied for three years. We all know why I came out here. [I] showed it today in front of everybody. We have nothing to hide. So we’re waiting for the 32 owners, 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them stop running. Stop running from the truth. Stop running from the people.
“We’re out here. We’re ready to play. We’re ready to go anywhere. My agent, Jeff Nalley, is ready to talk [to] any team. I’ll interview with any team at any time. I’ve been ready.”
Kaepernick protested police brutality and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem and has been out of football since 2016.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.