NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that teams should sign quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the Black Lives Matter protests persist.
The football mogul said in an interview with ESPN on Monday that he is encouraging teams to sign the 32-year-old.
"If he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision. I welcome that, support a club making that decision and encourage them to do that," Goodell said.
Kaepernick was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.
The player filed a grievance against the league in 2017, claiming collusion as no teams signed him after he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers.
The NFL and Kaepernick settled in 2019.
Earlier this month, the NFL said it was wrong for not listening to protesting players.
"We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people," said Goodell.
"We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest.
"We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter. I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much needed change in this country."
He continued: "Without black players, there would be no National Football League.
"And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.
"We are listening. I am listening, and I will be reaching out to players who have raised their voices and others on how we can improve and go forward for a better and more united NFL family."
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