Jerry Rice
January 31, 2016; Honolulu, HI, USA; Team Rice alumni captain Jerry Rice before the 2016 Pro Bowl game at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Rice appears to have changed his mind about Colin Kaepernick protesting the anthem in light of yet another African American being shot by police.

It was not long ago, when Kaepernick’s protest first hit the public eye, that Rice took a shot at how the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was protesting.



https://twitter.com/JerryRice/status/770451825921105920

While Rice did not mention Terence Crutcher by name, it sure seems like his death has caused the legendary NFL star to embrace what Kaepernick and others are doing.

Crutcher was gunned down on September 16 by Tulsa police after his SUV had stalled in the middle of the road. No gun was found on his person or in his vehicle, and video evidence shows he had his hands in the air and was not making any threatening moves toward the police.

Needless to say, in light of the other events of a similar nature this year, people are rightly upset and angry about the shooting and his needless death.



Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall spoke out about the shooting on Tuesday as well. He pointed out that the anger many are directing at the players who are protesting should be directed at the actual reason for the protest (more on that here).

Until things change, it’s likely Kaepernick, Marshall, Arian Foster and others will continue to kneel during the anthem for the foreseeable future.


Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.