Free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant recently joined the I AM ATHLETE podcast to talk about his life after the NFL. Among the many things he talked about was him speaking on Colin Kaepernick.
He criticized the former NFL QB’s protest saying it lacked a true call to action.
Bryant, who played eight seasons in the NFL, said he respected Colin Kaepernick. He believed Kaepernick brought awareness to an issue that needed it, but that his protest didn’t have a call to action.
“I respect Colin Kaepernick. But there is one thing that I don’t respect and I said when I get the opportunity and to get on the stage and say it, I would say it. And I love him to death. So there ain’t no hate or nothing like that,” Bryant said.
“But brotha, you had the biggest opportunity in the world to create jobs, to build jobs, to give jobs to people. The people you was talking about. The people that you were so-called ‘standing up for.’ People who stood beside you, people who lost their jobs because of you. Where you at? I ain’t heard from you. He brought the awareness and that’s why I respect him.”
Brandon Marshall then asks, but where’s the call to action?
Dez Bryant responds, “there wasn’t one, there wasn’t no call to action.”
Dez also called out the hypocrisy of some NFL players who tweeted support for Black Lives Matter after the NFL asked them to.