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Charlamagne Slams Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Pathetic’ Letter to New York Jets

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*Charlamagne Tha God responded to Colin Kaepernick’s latest attempt to make an NFL comeback — calling the move “pathetic.”

As we reported previously via CNN, Kaepernick penned a letter to the New York Jets offering his services to the struggling team. In a letter released by the rapper J Cole on Instagram, Kaepernick – who addresses Jets general manager Joe Douglas – says he would be “honored” to join the team and “lead the practice squad” with “the sole mission of getting your defense ready each week.”

“I am sure of my ability to provide you with an elite QB option if, God forbid, QB1 goes down,” Kaepernick wrote. “However, I know that there may naturally be uncertainties from you and possibly from others about my playing abilities.

Charlamagne called the letter “downright pathetic.” 

“I wish that letter was never written. That letter was tragically sad and downright pathetic,” said Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club, Vlad TV reports. 

“Colin Kaepernick has let his setback become his identity, and I hate that for him. God exalted Colin Kaepernick into a position of leadership in regard to activism, and it pains me to see that man still begging in the league that he called racist and compared to a plantation.” Charlamagne added. 

He continued, “And I hate that he can never speak for himself. He always got somebody else speaking for him, or putting out his messaging for him. That’s so wack to me. I wish Colin the best in all his endeavors, but just begging, you know, these same people you called racist for an opportunity is pitiful.”

Meanwhile, in his letter, Kap wrote, “This plan, I believe, allows me to be of great service to the team as a practice squad QB, while also giving you a low-commitment chance to assess my capabilities to help in any other capacity you may see fit.”

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Colin Kaepernick participates in a throwing exhibition during half time of the Michigan spring football game at Michigan Stadium on April 2, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Jaime Crawford/Getty Images)

“Worst case scenario, you see what I have to offer and you’re not that impressed. Best case scenario, you realize you have a real weapon at your disposal in the event you ever need to use it. In either of these scenarios, I would be committed to getting your defense ready week in and week out, all season long, and I would wear that responsibility like a badge of honor,” the letter continued. 

As CNN reports, Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 after his refusal to stand for the national anthem ahead of games to protest police brutality and racial injustice while he was with the San Francisco 49ers sparked controversy.

READ MORE: Colin Kaepernick Writes Letter to NY Jets Offering to Join While Aaron Rodgers Says Team Needs to ‘Grow Up’ | VIDEO

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