Eric Reid, safety for the Carolina Panthers, one of Colin Kaepernick’s closest friends and biggest supporters, has been a partner in Colin’s peaceful protests since 2016.
He’s also been very vocal about his displeasure with Jay-Z’s new partnership with the NFL. Following his initial criticism of the deal, Colin himself took to social media to thank Eric for “having his back.”
After news circulated yesterday that Jay-Z is set to become part owner of an NFL team, Eric called the rapper ‘despicable.’
“Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin, wore his jersey, told people not to perform at the Super Bowl because of the treatment that the NFL did to Colin. And now he’s going to be a part-owner, and it’s kind of despicable.”
He continued, saying Jay-Z is “close to” becoming a sellout.
“If Jay-Z is gonna be an owner, is Colin gonna be signed the day he becomes the owner of a team? We’ll see,” he said. “I think he has a very small window with an ownership position to make a move to get Colin on the field, whatever team he’s on.”
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“Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin … and now he’s going to be a part owner. … It’s kind of despicable.”
Eric Reid spoke on reports that Jay-Z is interested in becoming part owner of an NFL team. pic.twitter.com/akYOt74rnE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 17, 2019
I asked Eric Reid if he thought Jay Z was a sell out and here was his answer. pic.twitter.com/ZZLm0q8bVU
— Ashley Holder (@AshNoelleTV) August 17, 2019