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*Here’s some interesting news regarding unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

In a report on CBS’ NFL Today pre-game show on Sunday he said he will stand for the national anthem if an NFL team signs him.

CBS Sports correspondent Jason La Canfora reported that Kapernick is living in New York City and has been working out in New Jersey in hopes of landing with a team.

“He’s planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity,” La Canfora said.

La Canfora said his “primary takeaway” was that Kaepernick’s sole focus is on being a quarterback. Kaepernick does on-field work and throws hundreds of passes for several hours a day at an undisclosed location in New Jersey. He also trains in a gym and spends part of his days working with youth in Harlem

Upon further reflection, Jason La Canfora clarifies that Colin didn’t explicitly say he would stand for the anthem — that’s just what he gathered from their conversation.

Kaepernick is currently a free agent and has yet to play this season. The common belief is that he’s being blackballed.

He kneeled during the national anthem last year as quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, sparking an ongoing nationwide debate that has led even Donald Trump to offer an opinion.


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In other, related NFL news …

Vice President Mike Pence (pictured above) left an NFL game on Sunday due to decisions by some players to kneel during the national anthem.

“I left today’s [Indianapolis] Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence wrote on Twitter.

As has been heavily reported, NFL players have linked arms or knelt during the national anthem in recent weeks after President Trump called them “sons of bitches” for doing so.

“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem. I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem,” Pence said in a statement.

Trump later tweeted that he asked Pence to leave “if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country.”