Jeremy Staat, who also played in 31 NFL video games across four seasons, wrote to supporters in a contemporary fundraising e-mail that Kaepernick is a “nationwide shame and I’m drained of seeing him properly-known worship he’s a hero.”
On Monday, Staat suggested “Fox & Chums that “[Kaepernick] knew what he modified into once entering into when he made up our minds to kneel and now he’s going to head forward and capitalize” on his decision. He accused the ragged NFL quarterback of “in fact extorting the murky neighborhood and the usage of Nike as his small bright horse, if it’s possible you’ll perchance, to stir in on.”
Staat’s feedback came after Kaepernick spoke on the “Indigenous Folks’s Spoil of day Ceremony” is also named “Unthanksgiving,” on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The tournament is supposed to maintain an ideal time the 50th anniversary of Native Americans occupying the properly-known island, which previously served as the positioning of a federal penal advanced. The squawk, which started on November 20, 1969, lasted 19 months.
“Spent the morning on the Indigenous Folks’s Spoil of day Ceremony on the 50 year anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz,” Kaepernick tweeted on Thanksgiving day.
“The US government has stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous of us. Thank you to my Indigenous household, I’m with you this day and continuously.”
Kaepernick just isn’t any stranger to controversy and has been out of the NFL since the 2016 season. He started a nationwide firestorm when he made up our minds to kneel throughout the nationwide anthem earlier than video games to raise awareness about perceived social injustices across the U.S.
He accused NFL owners in a complaint of blackballing him from the league attributable to the anthem squawk, nonetheless the 2 aspects settled earlier this year.
Staat, who’s working for Congress as a Republican in California’s eighth district, talked about that he’s drained of veterans being treated as 2d-class citizens and that, as a change of attacking rules enforcement worship Kaepernick, he has to be fragment of the resolution by helping President Trump in Congress.
“Even as you worship to must be fragment of the resolution, spin out and get programs to develop the subject greater. Build no longer spin out and attack those that’re staunch doing their jobs,” he talked about, including that he must reform the V.A. nonetheless is no longer going to “attack” medical doctors and nurses at V.A. hospitals.
Staat played alongside the unhurried Pat Tillman at Arizona Assert earlier than taking part in for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1998 to 2000. The ragged defensive damage joined the Marine Corps in 2006 and deployed to Iraq the following year.
Fox Info’ Sam Dorman contributed to this yarn.