I heard two backup hosts on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” program this morning intimate that the reason no team is expressing interest in Colin Kaepernick is due to racism, that no one wants to give him a platform to express his “views.” They added that if Robert Griffin III gets a roster spot before CK does, then they’ll KNOW that there is a problem.

Now we know why they’re backups. Someone needs to tell these goofs that RGIII is African-American, that several black quarterbacks were just drafted, that no one has the right to a platform, and that perhaps Kaepernick’s decision to wear “pig socks” and a Che Guevara T-shirt–and his conspicuous act of refusing to stand for the Anthem–might have something to do with it.

The NFL, at rock bottom, is in the entertainment business. Alienating your paying customers is never a good idea–something the declining ESPN ought to keep in mind.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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