“He was invited, actually,” Jenkins said. “He was invited.”
Asked why Kaepernick did not attend, Jenkins said: “I don’t know. I can’t answer that question.”
Kaepernick began the players’ protest movement last season when, while with the 49ers, he refused to stand for the national anthem before games to protest racial inequality and police treatment of African Americans in the United States.
Geragos’s firm issued a written statement later Tuesday that said: “Colin Kaepernick was not invited to attend today’s meeting by any official from the NFL or any team executives. Other players wanted him present and have asked that he attend the next meeting with the goal of forging a lasting and faithful consensus around these issues. Mr. Kaepernick is open to future participation on these important issues.”