Jay-Z dedicated “The Story of O.J.” to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during his performance Friday at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in New York City.
ESPN.com noted the famed rapper shouted out Kaepernick before singing the song-which is about “Blackness and managing money” and includes a reference to former NFL running back O.J. Simpson-at Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, in Queens.
Kaepernick has remained a free agent since he opted out of his contract with the Niners in March.
“Clubs are going to do what they think is in the best interest of their franchise and what it is that they can do to win.” Kaepernick accounted for 18 touchdowns and seven turnovers across 12 appearances, including 11 starts, with the 49ers last season.
Kyle Wagner of FiveThirtyEight wrote last month “It’s obvious Kaepernick is being frozen out for his political opinions, but it’s less apparent how extraordinary it is that a player like him can’t find a team.” Meanwhile, the QB has continued with his $1 million pledge, which is aimed toward supporting “Organizations working in oppressed communities.”
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