On Saturday (Nov. 16), Colin Kaepernick spurned an NFL-orchestrated workout that was allegedly facilitated largely at the behest of Jay-Z in order to put on his own showcase under what he felt were more favorable conditions at an Atlanta area high school. That move has apparently left Hov disappointed.
A source close to the situation tells XXL that Jay thinks Kaepernick turned a "legitimate workout" into a publicity stunt. The aborted NFL-sanctioned workout is one sportscaster Dan Patrick says the 4:44 artist pressured the league into doing following backlash from the rapper's partnership with the NFL.
Originally, the workout was scheduled for Kaepernick to showcase his talent for NFL scouts at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility in Flowery Branch, Ga. However, Kaepernick's reps released a statement prior to the scheduled event saying Kaepernick took issue with "an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues" requested by the NFL. It's unknown what, exactly, those employment-related issues entailed, but it's worth noting that Kaepernick settled with the NFL for a collusion lawsuit earlier this year. Kaepernick also apparently wanted the media to be able to see the entire workout.