It sounds familiar.
Colin Kaepernick was in talks with a second-rate football league to play quarterback until his request for a $ 20 million stalled talks.
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Kaepernick would have refused another offer
Monday's report quotes an XFL source, with Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, who has not sent back a comment request.
While it is not surprising that Kaepernick maintains a firm stance as to its value with the XFL and AAF, it is a little surprising that the XFL is even considering Kaepernick.
The previous incarnation of the XFL had been touted as an irreverent alternative to the NFL in its only season in 2001.
XFL promised to avoid politics
The new version promises to be sober and conservative behind McMahon, who backs Donald Trump, who has promised on the league's announcement to avoid politics and controversy, especially with regard to the protests and demonstrations. Social injustice and racial inequality during the national anthem.
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"When they log in, I do not know if they want to tackle social problems and things like that, and that's what we're going to deliver."
McMahon also hinted at an imposing rule that players represent the anthem.
"With regard to the national anthem, I think this: the national anthem is an ancestral tradition that is played to this day and many years in our country," said McMahon. "Whatever our rules, these are the ones our players will respect."
Why would XFL want Kaepernick?
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Joining teams with a league whose founder has subscribed to Trump's position that players should not be allowed to kneel does not make weight.
Of course, if Kaepernick asked for $ 20 million to consider playing for the league, he was probably perfectly aware that the salary demand was a non-starter. The XFL plans to pay pound quarts of around $ 250,000 per season, according to Sporting News.
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