49ers’ Colin Kaepernick discusses death threats

Sep 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM--


Colin Kaepernick has sparked outrage since his decision to not stand for the national anthem became public. The 49ers' quarterback revealed Tuesday that his protest also has sparked death threats. Kaepernick, who was heckled by some fans during the 49ers' loss at Carolina on Sunday, said he hadn't alerted team security to the threats, which have come from "a couple of different avenues." A team spokesman said the 49ers investigate and evaluate any threats to their players, staff or facilities, and act accordingly. Kaepernick has taken a stance to bring awareness to a variety of social issues, with police brutality and other forms of racial injustice being foremost among them. On Tuesday, he spoke for about 12 minutes a day after the Tulsa (Okla.) Police Department released a dash-cam video showing Terence Crutcher, 40, an unarmed black man, being shot and killed by a female officer, who has been placed on paid leave since Cutcher's death Friday. Police have said Crutcher, who called for assistance because his vehicle was stalled, refused orders to put up his hands. In it, four police officers decline to check on Crutcher before walking away less than a minute after he was shot. In...
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