NAACP wants meeting with NFL commissioner about Kaepernick

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WASHINGTON — The NAACP wants a meeting with the NFL commissioner to discuss the fate of Colin Kaepernick (KAP’-ur-nihk).

He’s the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who refused to stand for the national anthem — kneeling as a protest against police brutality. He once took his team to the Super Bowl, but he’s a free agent now, and no club has signed him.

The NAACP says in a letter to the football commissioner, Roger Goodell, that it’s apparently “no sheer coincidence” that Kaepernick hasn’t been picked up.

Derrick Johnson — the NAACP’s interim president and CEO — says “no player should be victimized and discriminated against because of his exercise of free speech.”

The NAACP plans to participate in a rally Wednesday at NFL headquarters in New York in support of Kaepernick.