Of course they have a reason. Owners own their teams to make money, not to provide some free service to fans or free platform to activists. If a potential employee’s actions may hurt the ability to make money, they have a very good reason to ask if they intend to engage in that activity.
Wait what? Last time I checked when your employer has certain standards and rules that you are supposed to comply with you either do what’s asked of you or you’re out of a job. Players have no right to protest the anthem while they are at work and wearing the uniform of their teams owners. I was a firefighter for 21 years and we couldn’t use tobacco on or off the job or we would be fired, we also couldn’t drive a vehicle to the station that had ANY type of political candidate’s bumper sticker on it. You have every right to protest ON YOUR OWN TIME, but not while you are on the clock and being paid to do your job.
Even Reid himself suspects the anthem protests are the reason it’s taking him so long to find a new team.
“The notion that I can be a great signing for your team for cheap, not because of my skill set but because I’ve protested systemic oppression, is ludicrous. If you think is, then your mindset is part of the problem too,” Reid tweeted in March .
Reid also tweeted , “GMs aren’t the hold up broski. It’s ownership. People who know football know who can play. People who know me, know my character.”
It is obviously a very polarizing subject, but it is one that has clearly affected Kaepernick’s career as he never signed with a team last season.
That’s why current and former players who spoke to Bleacher Report said they aren’t buying the story Davis is selling in his video. They believe he did cheat. The supplement excuse isn’t new to them.