Poor Colin Kaepernick.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback his house up for sale for nearly $2.9 million. It’s about 128 days until the next NFL season starts and he STILL doesn’t have a job.
So apparently it’s time to clean house.
The AP reports, Video and pictures from social media show Kaepernick standing outside a New York City parole office with two boxes of custom-made suits.
Colin Kaepernick is handing out suits outside New York parole offices. 👏
(📷: 100suits/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/VKVriyjek6
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 1, 2017
An Instagram post by Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights Camp” campaign says the suits will make parolees “better equipped to achieve gainful employment” and “live more productive lives.”
Colin Kaepernick donates custom-made suits outside a New York City parole office 🙌🏽 Via usatoday.com: The start of the NFL season is about three months away and free agent Colin Kaepernick is still on the market. While he waits to see if he’ll get signed, Kaepernick is keeping up with his commitment to help empower communities in need. About two days ago, Kaepernick stopped outside of a New York City parole office and donated two large boxes of his custom made suits. The donation benefits 100 Suits, an organization that provides free business attire to men and women who are in the job search process. The Instagram account for 100 Suits posted that the quarterback was at parole office in Queens. That’s love!!!! When you have Superbowl quarter back Colin Kaepernick and HOT 97 host Nessa personally drop off over two huge uhaul boxes of custom made suits at our office @ Queens parole. 100 Suits hopes to reduce recidivism rates by helping people find more gainful employment. By being able to wear appropriate suits to their interviews, these men and women are better equipped to achieve gainful employment, which will ultimately help them to transition into mainstream society and live more productive lives. Through this program, we also provide free hair cuts for men and wig referrals for women, where needed. Because it’s never easy to find a suit that fits perfectly off the rack, 100 Suits also provides an in-house tailor that will make any alterations needed for clients. Remind me again why Kaepernick doesn’t have an NFL contract yet?
Response on Twitter was mixed…
Joe Mixon punched a woman in the face, still got drafted.
Kaepernick exercised his right to protest, still unsigned. https://t.co/eFdtg7zoEA
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) May 1, 2017
Getting pretty tired of this Kaepernick character actively trying to better the world. Just complain about stuff on twitter like us!
— Mike Bennett (@mike96bennett) May 1, 2017
ESPN would rather have Jemele Hill talk about Colin Kaepernick and BLM than have actually intelligent people talk about sports.
— Ryan Harkleroad (@_ryanharks) April 26, 2017
If you're upset about Milo, Coulter, Cernovich et al. and didnt say a word in support of Kaepernick, it's not free speech you're defending.
— Robert K Trobich (@RKTlaw) April 30, 2017
Yes, we all have a right to free speech in this nation. But there is a time and place for everything. Ann Coulter, Milo, et al. make a living out of voicing their opinions. Kaepernick ostensibly made a living playing football. Fans (on every part of the political spectrum) paid to watch his feats of athleticism, not to watch him protest.
It’s nice he’s doing something charitable for others less fortunate – who also happen to be 6’4” with an athletic build.
[This article was written by Michele Hickford, author of Do I Need To Slap You?]