Kaepernick has too much baggage
Re “Colin Kaepernick drew interest a year ago; why not now?” (Matt Barrows, March 28): Barrows writes that Colin Kaepernick’s failure to find a team is only part political -- the relationship between NFL owners and President Donald Trump. Kaepernick’s political problems have nothing to do with Trump. They have to do with the fans who were completely turned off by his “movement” and the NFL, which was too cowardly to do anything about it.
Consequently, many stopped supporting the 49ers. It’s about money. Kaepernick comes with too much baggage. If he doesn’t support America, as shown by his disrespect of the American flag, why is he trying to play on an American football team?
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Oakland doesn’t need Raiders
Re “NFL owners give Davis nod to move Raiders to Las Vegas” (Page 1A, March 28): Oakland’s Raiders fans should get a life. It’s schools, roads, museums and parks that make a city great, not some millionaire’s hobby.
William J. Hughes,
Raiders in Vegas isn’t big news
Re “NFL owners give Davis nod to move Raiders to Las Vegas” (Page 1A, March 28): With the Raiders departing, maybe Oakland can become a city again, not having to support the only legal monopoly in the United States. This so-called “sport” only drives a mindset that drives violent behavior. But to the NFL and it's fans, that's OK. The people of Las Vegas have ensured that they will have yet another freakish attraction to draw the almighty tourist dollar.
Andrew Mattson, Roseville
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