If there was any doubt that the NFL’s new social justice partnership with Jay-Z was forged without the input of Colin Kaepernick, someone close to him is confirming it.
TMZ reported early Wednesday that Jay-Z spoke with Kaepernick before making the deal with the NFL official, but Kaepernick’s girlfriend Nessa Diab called that a “lie,” sharing excerpts from other stories that dispute TMZ’s reporting.
— NESSA (@nessnitty) August 14, 2019
It’s pretty clear that Kaepernick and those close to him would’ve liked for him to weigh in on the partnership. And if there was any doubt about whether he’s been involved or approves, another player close to Kaepernick made his negative feelings clear, too.