GQ’s “Citizen of the Year” and the winner of the Sports Illustrated “Muhammed Ali Legacy Award” (which he was handed by cop-hating diva Beyoncé) may have just scored the biggest honor of all.
A real, live offer to play quarterback for a football team AND to be handed the starter’s job.
Thanks to rap artist Jim Jones who has just purchased the Richmond Roughriders, Kaepernick’s days of joblessness may finally be over if he suits up for the indoor football team of the American Arena League.
Jones is enthusiastic that he can meld hip-hop culture with arena football and provide the great prophet a forum from which to deliver his message of social justice warfare.
Rapper Jim Jones buys stake in Richmond indoor football team, invites Colin Kaepernick to play. https://t.co/l4rrCvAvuL
— Times-Dispatch (@RTDNEWS) December 7, 2017
Via the Richmond Times-Dispatch “Rapper Jim Jones buys stake in Richmond indoor football team, invites Colin Kaepernick to play”:
Rapper Jim Jones, best known for his single “We Fly High,” has purchased a stake in the Richmond Roughriders indoor football team.
At a news conference at the Richmond Coliseum on Thursday, Jones invited former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to join the Roughriders team for its coming season.
Kaepernick was the first to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest police brutality. He has not yet been signed by an NFL team in the 2017 season.
“He can come here and keep his skills sharp, set some records,” said Jones. “Help put this team on the map.”
Jones got his first exposure to the Roughriders and indoor football last year, when he performed at halftime as the team won the Arena Pro Football League title at the Richmond Coliseum.
“Last year, I got to perform here in the championship game, and the energy was just overwhelming,” said Jones. “I bring a lot of things to the table here, but mostly my notoriety. Music, movies, television, film and videos.
“We have a big platform when it comes to hip-hop, and hip-hop is the leading moneymaker in media today.”
Granted that it’s a step down from the National Football League but teams haven’t exactly been beating down Kaepernick’s door with offers.
He was on the brink of being signed by the Baltimore Ravens as insurance for injured starter Joe Flacco but his radical girlfriend Nessa Diab shot that one to hell when she sent out a racist tweet suggesting that the team’s owner was running a slave plantation.
Hey, beggars can’t be choosers.
The season opener is scheduled for March 31, 2018, so he doesn’t have to rush his choice.