Kaepernick, who parted with the 49ers in March, has remained unsigned, with many, including the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, saying that they believe his protest is the reason. NFL owners have said they’re not blackballing him. Kaepernick’s demonstration spread throughout the NFL last week, after President Trump called any player who takes a knee during the anthem a “son of a b—-” and called on NFL owners to fire or suspend them.
Last month, a report indicated that Jay-Z had turned down an invitation to perform during halftime of Super Bowl LII next year.
The NFL and Jay-Z might not be inclined to partner up, given that the rapper dedicated “The Story of O.J.” from his new album to Colin Kaepernick during a recent show in New York. “I want to dedicate this song to anyone that was held back and you overcame,” he said.