In a stunning fall from grace, former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been left destitute and homeless, forced to survive off his Nike sneaker deal after failing to re-sign a football contract and get his life back on track.
For a moment there was a glimmer of hope, but then it was cruelly taken away. Kaepernick was given a chance to try out, but it was all in vain. That, of course, is the message they were trying to send. Don’t stand up for anything in America because if you do, you’ll be left with nothing, no job, no income to support your family except your lousy sneaker deal – A fate worse than death.
Many people have seen him by the side of the street begging for change, resting his weary feet on a park bench and taking advantage of the free bathroom policy at Starbucks. They have reported his grateful replies to their spare dollar, and even his heartwarming smiles given away freely to all who pass by. It makes one wonder why God would make a man suffer so much, leaving him nothing at all except his Nike contract. However, if one wonders that, one wonders in vain.