Stephen A. defends his Colin Kaepernick criticisms | First Take

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  • Published on Nov 19, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith explains that Colin Kaepernick electing not to show up to the NFL’s originally scheduled workout and plan his own proves he didn’t really want to play in the league.
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  • Ace Shabazz
    Ace Shabazz 7 hours ago

    Stephan A..... You are a company man and you buck dance or fence sit from time to time... Ever since ESPN "smacked" your hand for that squabble with that whyte woman analyst you have watched your step even if you are right...

  • Shane Moline
    Shane Moline 9 hours ago

    Dude this man is slitting fire right now. That was a great take. Very unbiased.

  • Brian
    Brian Day ago

    Who gives a --t!
    Stop talking about the dude already and maybe he’ll go away.

  • arn smith
    arn smith Day ago

    First of all this is not Colin”s company so when he is on the clock and at work he just can’t do whatever he wants to do, second, there is a place and time to protest for good cause and on the job when there is many replacements is not the place. Third let’s get some of our Black voices to lead a parade on stop Black on Black crimes and killing then is feel like we would have a platform to stand on with Police Brutality I just don’t like the fact that we think that we can kill our Brother but the Police officer can’t..... Let come together stop the main one Black on Black and then we can focus on the outsiders?

  • barrett haines
    barrett haines Day ago

    He’s worth a lot more bitching than he is a qb!! Drop the mic!!!

  • Pickelbarrow Pineapple

    I just a question .In the three yrs he been out of the nfl did anyone see him protest or stand up or say anything about what he kneel down about ? He had 3 yrs he hasing said anything about race or police or nothing .....second he only kneel down after he was benched .and it was kap who turned down the niners contract .then u call out a job you want and start more trouble wow. Hes a cry baby looking for attention ...he should play for the lfl

  • bryan hippler
    bryan hippler Day ago

    liver lipps lol

  • THE JACK HQ
    THE JACK HQ Day ago

    Stephen A is right. It’s one thing to make an argument against the waiver, which I will as well, but it’s another to completely ignore the conditions of the waiver. Rules are rules, just like with the NFL’s prohibition on marijuana use before games.

  • William
    William 2 days ago

    I am with you Steven A.!! And Kap aint one of us. Kap aint never been like us. Kap has a white momma, Kap was raised by white parents in a white area. This guy has been a phony from day one. And shut your white mouth Max..trying to act like you are upset to appease us.

  • CD Arthur
    CD Arthur 2 days ago

    Bottom line, CK is still a top NFL capable quarterback. Overall uninjured, healthy NFL quarterbacks can play well into their late 30s. Tom Brady is not a Devine athlete, his longevity is based on the greatest coach in NFL history. CK could help immediately teams like Dallas, Chicago, NY (both teams), Rams, Need I go on. Clearly this is a situation where certain egotistical owners are proving they can't say "I might have been wrong" or " I'm sorry". Even compromise when ego becomes involved. I believe the NFL owners are split over CK. Shame, since a smart team owner could change his entire teams financial position today with his addition, period. He is a tall version of Russell Wilson and same age. Proven and very healthy with all the knowledge. Shame Paul Allen isn't here. No ego, heart and brains. I'm guessing most NFL owners must think of themselves like former plantation owners. Shame... Stephen A. knows his place. $ forbids his sole, for now.

  • Ian Brown
    Ian Brown 2 days ago

    A cut out of different nfl players would add more to the show than molly.

  • kane lavalla
    kane lavalla 2 days ago

    Look how uncomfortable those white people are. Haha

  • Dustin
    Dustin 2 days ago

    There is no such thing as white privelage.

  • William Wheeler
    William Wheeler 2 days ago

    Max Fart Kellerman lol

  • No Name
    No Name 2 days ago +1

    Stephen has unlike others, done his homework

  • Paul Leach
    Paul Leach 2 days ago

    Funny how when Kap's a starter, everything's good. Then he gets BENCHED and ALL OF A SUDDEN, he does something to put the spotlight back on himself. Not good enough to start? Cause a scene.

  • Paul Leach
    Paul Leach 2 days ago

    Funny how when Kap's a starter, everything's good. Then he gets BENCHED and ALL OF A SUDDEN, he does something to put the spotlight back on himself. Not good enough to start? Cause a scene.

  • David Stiles
    David Stiles 3 days ago

    He's black? Is this a black/white thing or just about a loser that disrespects America with his own politics?

  • Russell Miller
    Russell Miller 3 days ago

    I dont care much for Stephen A but I agree with him on this one

  • Milrok Seeks
    Milrok Seeks 3 days ago

    What I know Stephen A is your hair line is trash and your mouth stash is growing on one side. Use some of that money on yourself dude

  • CanadianLoveKnot
    CanadianLoveKnot 3 days ago

    Justice for Juicy! Oh wrong guy.

  • CanadianLoveKnot
    CanadianLoveKnot 3 days ago

    Stephen A, you're wrong and here's why.
    It has nothing to do with being a black player and white owners. If you pull a stunt like this, no one wants you on their team. Black owner, white owner, black teammate white teammate. it makes no difference. If you have the talent, you have nothing to worry about. This guy is a punk.

  • Waterlec
    Waterlec 4 days ago

    Kapernick was the Jussie Smollett of the NFL.... Now he's nothing.
    If he was smart, he saved and invested some of that money in the past he made...
    We'll see.

  • mike miller
    mike miller 4 days ago

    Colin visited Alcatraz supposedly in support of American Indians this week, as an American Indian decendent I resent him using our cause to support his White privilege. Funded by the NFL he has chosen a career as a civil rights advocate. That’s fine But don’t keep lying and pretending you’re being locked out of something that you want no part of in the first place. Good luck in your new career and perhaps get some advice from some of your predecessors like Al, Jesse,And some of the others that successfully blackmailed major corporations for personal benefit.

  • Tabris
    Tabris 4 days ago

    And like that I will watch nfl

  • CJ Broz
    CJ Broz 4 days ago

    Can we please dispense with the notion that Colin Kaepernick's lack of employment as a QB in the NFL has anything at all to do with the color of his skin? If people anywhere seriously think that's the reason why Kaepernick isn't a QB somewhere, I'd like to see them make the case. Go team by team and explain why a particular team is racist. Keep in mind that Kaep could have been employed by now if he'd been willing to take the backup job.

  • timmy D=
    timmy D= 4 days ago

    Stephen A is being real. Its a shame you are a sell out just because you don't support every effort a black person does.

  • Robert
    Robert 4 days ago

    Right on, Steven A!

  • Pavonay Duprey
    Pavonay Duprey 5 days ago

    He wasn't willing to sell his soul to the devil. He never said he was willing to be a slave to play football. I won't hate him for that. Yes, he could have done it differently. Yes, he could have tapped danced in front of them. He said enough of us having to do that. If it means he doesn't have "a job", so be it. If we could all be in such a position...

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson 5 days ago

    This is my loathsome comment. Skip Bayliss should have alerted the world that a poison was cast down from his show, an empty man who
    can not be satisfied, who is sanctimonious at best like a second-rate preacher. And if this negro wasn't abused growing up or molested
    then ESPN is not owned by his Jewish handlers.

  • shane lauer
    shane lauer 5 days ago

    Man, I don’t really care about ESPN but this is one badass dude! Now this man has my respect!

  • Toms Best Life
    Toms Best Life 5 days ago

    Garbage

  • Garden Gate
    Garden Gate 5 days ago

    White privilege? Bull! I have never been handed anything. I have been passed over because of affirmative action. But I am an adult and suck it up and go in a different direction. Each of us, red, yellow, black or white have had challenges. However, C.K. did this to himself.

  • Run Gunn
    Run Gunn 5 days ago

    @5:20...What Molly said was spot on. It caused SAS to start backpedaling and swerving

  • Run Gunn
    Run Gunn 5 days ago

    @6:34....max says I'M NOT GIVING IT UP. LOL....talk about "when the rubber hits the road". And no cookout is gonna change THAT😎

  • Scott Stecklein
    Scott Stecklein 6 days ago

    Who cares about any of this? Get a life folks

    • Run Gunn
      Run Gunn 5 days ago

      You do steve....or u wouldn't post

  • Run Gunn
    Run Gunn 6 days ago

    If sas has to has say he's "black man" then....

  • Tema boy
    Tema boy 6 days ago

    Steph A shut the F up and u are freaking sell out

  • Sergei Yzerman
    Sergei Yzerman 6 days ago

    Kaepernick just wants attention. When he started sucking on the playing field, he had to come up with a different way to get it.

    • Run Gunn
      Run Gunn 5 days ago

      He was INJURED. Tell the full story.

  • Charles Davis
    Charles Davis 6 days ago +4

    Let him play in the CFL! He is no longer an American!!!!!!!

  • FATMANSCOOP88
    FATMANSCOOP88 6 days ago

    Molly is so terrible, how did she get this job?

  • Chris .Y
    Chris .Y 6 days ago

    Stephen A is a genius
    Max is a self loathing moron
    Molly is there because she’s hot
    Kap was exposed and doesn’t have the talent to play in the NFL. He stunk before taking a knee.

  • MIFNP
    MIFNP 6 days ago +11

    Kaepernick has overplayed his SJW hand.
    I hope he never plays football again.
    As a veteran, I stand for the flag and kneel for the Cross.

    • KnownUniverse
      KnownUniverse 14 hours ago +1

      Thank you for your service 🇺🇸

  • eemr84
    eemr84 7 days ago

    Colin Kaepernick just wanted to do a stunt and use the race and oppressed card to then get the attention and profit from it. He did not have the intention to play for the NFL quite simple.

  • Jose Salazar
    Jose Salazar 7 days ago

    Ephen A.

  • DYNASTY E.N.T.
    DYNASTY E.N.T. 7 days ago

    Stephen A Smith: yes sir masta sir

  • Kenny Appleby
    Kenny Appleby 7 days ago

    Fire him now

  • Anthony Sulsona
    Anthony Sulsona 7 days ago

    Of course it's a white person saying that it's white privilege
    This is so stupid

    • Run Gunn
      Run Gunn 5 days ago

      Yes and @6:35 max said his NOT giving it up.

  • Joe Newman
    Joe Newman 7 days ago

    Ok we all know he’s the running man, come on now a high school field and only his cameraman, I think it’s his white privileged side doing all this !!!

  • 2990rick
    2990rick 7 days ago

    Just another stunt by a self aggrandizing narcissistic fool.............. this guy is old news.....
    Mover along folk's nothing to see here............. 🤣😂🥱🥱🥱

  • MajorLeague
    MajorLeague 7 days ago

    Because I'm black, I am better positioned to say K's 'protest' was regressive bullshit and his employment situation isn't remotely unfair.

  • Jozi Lee
    Jozi Lee 7 days ago +1

    His new shoe comes out soon...this was just a publicity stunt for them.

  • Boba Fett
    Boba Fett 7 days ago

    Let someone else talk Stephen yikes

  • cratedog64
    cratedog64 7 days ago

    Smith is spot on about the former QB; he's been crying and whining AND suing the NFL for years, and when the NFL says 'ok, we're gonna give you a blank piece of paper and a pen, write your resume' ' he decides to make a paper airplane out of it, THEN turns around and whines as if he's been given the shaft! That takes a special kind of stupid. And he is, stupid. I hope we're done hearing about the racist and his racist girlfriend, who will be leaving him soon when the money runs out. Mark my word.

    • Run Gunn
      Run Gunn 5 days ago

      How's Kap racist? What blank paper are talking about?

  • Adventures for Profit
    Adventures for Profit 7 days ago +1

    What is not being understood is that we live in a system of white supremacy and no matter what course of action we take in any given situation where white supremacists are involved we are better off acting like DENMARK VEASEY than BIGGER LONG. This clown acts as if his explanation dispels the white supremacy present in the NFL. Just like white supremacists, SAS plays both sides of the argument and the fact remains that he IS NOT A FOUNDATIONAL BLACK AMERICAN so he can't relate to us.

  • Sharron Clark
    Sharron Clark 7 days ago

    Stephen your the MAN! Keep up the good work!

  • McFly
    McFly 7 days ago

    Kaepernick is the epitome of the confused/conflicted black man raised by decent white parents. He’s overcompensating since he didn’t grow up in a tough environment.

  • theresa webb
    theresa webb 7 days ago

    They' r e scripted remembered.

  • theresa webb
    theresa webb 7 days ago

    Stephen a l oves to brag on h imself & h e doesnt acy
    t like he's b lack but his comments.

  • Calvin X
    Calvin X 7 days ago +1

    He’s from the streets.... He’s from Hollis, Queens!! 😂😂😂😂😂