Ravens legend Ray Lewis recently revealed the real reason why Colin Kaepernick is unemployed, and it has nothing to do with his much publicized protest of the national anthem.
It turns out Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend destroyed any chance of him ever getting a job again when she posted a racist tweet that was directed towards Ravens owner Steve Biscotti and former star player Ray Lewis.
Kaepernick was about to be offered a position on the Ravens but according to what Lewis said on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” it doesn’t seem likely anymore.
“We were going to close the deal to sign him,” Lewis said. “Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football,” Lewis added. “And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day.”
Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, tweeted out a photo of a scene from Django Unchained that was compared to a photo of Bisciotti and Lewis together.
— NESSA (@nessnitty) August 3, 2017
“His girl goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn’t know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed,” Lewis said. “Steve Bisciotti has said it himself: ‘How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?’”
It seems that the Ravens still had a few things to work out between the team and Kaepernick before bringing him on, but it’s safe to assume he would have at least had a shot at making the roster if it weren’t for his girlfriend’s tweet.