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  • 49ers Eric Reid says Kaepernick points to issues 'bigger than football'

    San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Reid, who knelt next to quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem before the 49ers played the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, offered more support for Kaepernick after the game. Also, in a post-game interview, Kaepernick said, "We have a lot of issues we have to deal with."

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Reid, who knelt next to quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem before the 49ers played the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, offered more support for Kaepernick after the game. Also, in a post-game interview, Kaepernick said, "We have a lot of issues we have to deal with." Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Eric Reid, who knelt next to quarterback Colin Kaepernick during the national anthem before the 49ers played the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, offered more support for Kaepernick after the game. Also, in a post-game interview, Kaepernick said, "We have a lot of issues we have to deal with." Matt Barrows The Sacramento Bee
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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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