MLB Hall of Famer Hank Aaron says Colin Kaepernick is 'getting a raw deal' from NFL
Hammerin' Hank wants to see Kaepernick get another shot in the NFL
Over the last few days, NFL training camps have opened around the country, yet former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed. There are not 64 better quarterbacks in the league. He could help someone for sure.
TV One's Roland S. Martin recently spoke to baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron and asked him about Kaepernick. Hammerin' Hank steered clear of the political stuff, though he did say Kaepernick is getting a "raw deal" and should have a job. Here's the clip:
"I think he's getting a raw deal," said Aaron. "... The thing that bothers me about this whole situation is the fact that he's going to all these camps, and nobody has seemed to think that he stands a chance of being No. 1."
I can't vouch for Aaron's quarterback evaluation skills, but I do know he received death threats throughout his career and especially as he approached (and broke) Babe Ruth's home run record. Few athletes have experienced firsthand just how ugly the off-the-field stuff can get as much as Aaron.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
We're on the other side of the winter meetings, but there's plenty of offseason action ahe...
Baseball's unofficial salary cap is working
Adams spent part of last season with Washington
The 31-year-old slashed .250/.317/.421 last season
The rookie manager will inherit a team that lost 115 games a season ago
Kinsler would likely fill a utility infield role for the Padres