You guys, Colin Kaepernick almost had a job — if not for MTV’s “Girl Code” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” that is. We’ll explain.
On Tuesday’s episode of Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” linebacker legend Ray Lewis explained exactly how it came to be that his Baltimore Ravens did not sign the San Francisco 49ers alum and our most famous free agent, a move that seemed to be done deal about a month ago.
“When me and (Ravens team owner) Steve Bisciotti were talking, this is what we were talking about,” Lewis told interviewer Judy Battista last night. “We were talking about giving this kid an opportunity to get back in the National Football League. Look, this is what I wanted to share with people. I have been fighting for this kid behind the table like nobody has… I’ve never been against Colin Kaepernick. But I am against the way he’s done it.”
“Then, [Kaepernick’s girlfriend] 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,” the former No. 52 continued.
“When [the Ravens] called me, it was to say, ‘Yes’ or ‘No.’ … We were going to close the deal to sign him,” Lewis added. “Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.’… And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day.”
Here’s the picture he’s talking about:
— NESSA (@nessnitty) August 3, 2017
On the top of Nessa’s split, that’s Lewis hugging Bisciotti immediately after winning a Super Bowl ring. Joe Flacco is in the background with a pretty stupid look on his face. Ironically, that’s the QB Kaepernick may have replaced after a back injury. The bottom screencap comes from slave film “Django Unchained,” and that’s Samuel L. Jackson all over Leonardo DiCaprio.
“Inside the NFL’s” Battista closed her segment with Lewis by explicitly asking what would have happened without the August 2 tweet out of the “Girl Code” star and radio personality.
“Then he’s flying him to Baltimore,” the future NFL Hall-of-Famer summed it up.