Dolphins’ Kenny Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal: ‘It’s not something that I respect’
By STEVEN WINE
Aug 19, 2019 | 7:43 PM
Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.
Jay-Z and the league last week announced a partnership he characterized as a progressive step to carry on the campaign that Kaepernick began by kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to police brutality and racial division.
Stills said he isn't so sure the Jay-Z partnership represents progress.
“I felt like he really discredited Colin and myself and the work that's being done,” Stills said. “I'm going to try and give this man the benefit of the doubt for now, but it doesn't sit right with me. It's not something that I agree with. It's not something that I respect.”
Kenny Stills on Jay-Z/NFL paternship: "Talking about we're moving past kneeling like he ever protested... Choosing to speak for the people like he had spoken to the people... I wonder if he's read my Facebook/IG comments or what people say to me... It didn't seem very informed." pic.twitter.com/QGak3JKCcO
“He’s talking about, `We’re moving past kneeling,' like he ever protested,” Stills said. “He’s not an NFL player. He’s never been on a knee. To say that we’re moving past something, it didn’t seem very informed.”