Colin Kaepernick wanted $20M to play in AAF, report says

first_img AAF reportedly posts better ratings than top NBA matchup The Alliance of American Football reached out to quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow about playing in the spring league, co-founder Bill Polian told The Athletic this week.That’s big news, but Kaepernick’s purported response is eye-popping. Tebow declined to join the league, Polian said. The former NFL QB will be in the Mets’ MLB camp this spring as he pursues a career in baseball.A couple notes after talking to Bill Polian about AAF:1) CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to Colin Kaepernick about interest in playing in the league. “I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian said. Polian personally spoke to Tim Tebow, who declined.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) February 14, 2019Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback, began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice in 2016. The quarterback opted out of his contract with San Francisco in March 2017 and has not found work in the NFL since.He threw for 72 touchdowns with 30 interceptions during his six seasons with the 49ers. He also rushed for 13 scores and led the Niners to the Super Bowl after the 2012 NFL season. The former 49ers quarterback, 31, wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that started play last weekend, The Associated Press reported, citing an unidentified person with knowledge of the conversation.Neither side has publicly acknowledged the discussions, but Kaepernick’s price tag clearly made him a non-starter — literally and figuratively. AAF players’ non-guaranteed contracts pay them $225,000 over three years, but they also are free beginning in May to pursue NFL careers. Related Newscenter_img Meanwhile, Tebow has been out of the NFL since 2012. The former Florida star, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2007, is currently playing minor league baseball in the Mets organization.Polian and Charlie Ebersol co-founded the AAF in 2018. The league’s inaugural games were last weekend. Former Jets QB Christian Hackenberg struggles in AAF debutlast_img read more

BRILLIANT DONEGAL TEEN CROWNED IRISH GOLF CHAMP AND URGES SCHOOL PALS TO CROKE PARK GLORY

first_imgIrish Amateur Youth Champ Kyle collects his winning trophy in Co DownBRILLIANT Donegal golfer Kyle McCarron has followed in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy and been crowned Irish Amateur Golf Champion.Now Kyle is hoping Donegal’s Seniors and Minors make it a super Donegal TREBLE for the county at Croke Park this weekend.TWO school pals and school team mates are part of the squads later today – Darach O’Connor for the Seniors and Caolan McGonagle for the Minors. Kyle comes from a long family of golfers with his father, grandfather, and great grandfather all having played golf in North West Golf Club in Lisfannon.Kyle’s parents got him his first golf club when he was only two.“But Kyle had no interest in golf until he was about 13, he always played football for Inishowen but decided to give it up and got a great interest in golf,” said proud mum Roisin.“He is 18 years old now and has a handicap of +1, which he has strived to get to for a long time.” And she insisted: “Kyle and the rest of us are now hoping for a Donegal treble this weekend…wins for the Minors and Seniors at Croke Park would be fantastic!”Kyle has won quiet a few competitions in his short career but this was his first big one, he won the 2014 Irish Amateur Golf Championship in Ardglass Co Down.Said Roisin: “Rory McIlroy won this title in 2004, Graeme McDowell won it in 1999 and 2000, to name a few, so Kyle is delighted to be getting his name alongside them.”Kyle is having a great week because last Saturday in NWGC while playing in president’s prize, Kyle carded a Hole in One at the 2nd hole, a par 4 hole..360 yds, this has never been done there before so he caused quite a stir in north west for that.Kyle played last year for the Ulster Team at the Interprovencial golf championship in Cork. He has just done his leaving certificate and is starting NUI Maynooth in Mid September, where he was offered a Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship at Maynooth University. BRILLIANT DONEGAL TEEN CROWNED IRISH GOLF CHAMP AND URGES SCHOOL PALS TO CROKE PARK GLORY was last modified: August 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfIrish Youth Amateur ChampionKyle McCarronlast_img read more