He doesn’t really want to play. It would ruin his victimhood gravy train.
Former NFL star turned activist Colin Kaepernick was among a list of notable former NFL players who were invited to join the XFL, but ultimately the two sides could not come to an agreement due to “exorbitant” salary demands made by the controversial former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, according to the upstart league’s commissioner.
XFL commissioner Oliver Luck told NPR on Sunday that the league approached Kaepernick, but said that “significant salary restrictions” ultimately meant that the spring football league “couldn’t go down that road.”
“We gave it some thought,” Luck said. “We have some pretty significant salary restrictions, you know. We’re a start-up league, so we want to make sure that we can be fiscally responsible and fiscally prudent. And the salary requirements that some folks shared with us were, in our case, exorbitant, so we couldn’t go down that path.”
“We spoke with his representative and the salary requirements that were broached in that conversation were exorbitant and certainly out of our range,” Luck later added.