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Tweet Falsely Claims Jets Signed Colin Kaepernick for 1 Year, $9 Million

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GettyColin Kaepernick is unlikely to play in the XFL.

Did Colin Colin Kaepernick sign with the New York Jets?

 

JUST IN: The New York Jets have signed free agent QB Colin Kaepernick to a 1 year / $9 million contract.

(via @AdamSchefter)

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In a now deleted article written by My Fox 8 in North Carolina, the story claimed that Kaepernick is returning to the NFL after the New York Jets signed the quarterback to the team.

The report cited SportsCenter and NFL insider, Adam Schefter. Schefter has tweeted nothing about Kaepernick in the last 24 hours.

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According to the report, the contract is worth one year and $9 million.

While that story might be amazing for some, there are some holes.

Taking a cursory look through Google News, no other news sources have corroborated this story. The story has been deleted and has an error message that reads: “Error We’re sorry! The page you are looking for cannot be found. Please visit the home page or use the search box in the header above.”

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Secondly, the tweet cited came from an unverified account called SuperToughScene.

Veteran Chicago journalist, Demonze Spruiel rebuked the tweet via his Twitter account.

Lastly, Kaepernick and the NFL are not on the best of terms. The embattled quarterback has not played NFL football in three seasons. Three NFL preseasons ago, Kaepernick refused to stand during the playing of the National Anthem. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL network’s Steve Wyche during the NFL’s preseason three years ago.

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“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Kaepernick would later kneel instead of deciding to not participate during the playing of the national anthem before NFL games.

There was talk of a Kaepernick, Jets pairing back in the fall. The Steelers were also mentioned.

“The Jets, Sam Darnold got mono, Trevor Siemian might have broken his ankle, we don’t even know who you’ve got now,” ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith told Hot 97’s Ebro in the Morning.

“Those are two teams right there that desperately need a quarterback.”

The fourth pick in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Kaepernick set NFL records for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game and for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single postseason.

Kaepernick did get a tryout with the NFL back in November and it didn’t end well. He changed the location of his workout from the Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility to a local Atlanta-area high school football field.

 

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Parody ‘SportsCenter’ account falsely tweets Colin Kaepernick signed https://myfox8.com/sports/parody-sportscenter-account-falsely-tweets-colin-kaepernick-signed/

by: Justyn Melrose

Posted: Apr 9, 2020 / 02:28 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 9, 2020 / 02:34 PM EDT
Colin Kaepernick (Michael Zagaris/49ers/Getty)

Colin Kaepernick (Michael Zagaris/49ers/Getty)

 

A Twitter account account under the name “SportsCenter” and the handle @SuperToughScene falsely reported that Colin Kaepernick had been signed by the New York Jets.

The tweet was falsely attributed to NFL Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter, including the writer’s real handle, @AdamSchefter.

Schefter has not tweeted anything to suggest Kaepernick has been signed.

There is no official reporting from the real SportsCenter account or other verified news sources about any team signing the athlete.

FOX8 reported the false information in error.

 

JUST IN: The New York Jets have signed free agent QB Colin Kaepernick to a 1 year / $9 million contract.

(via @AdamSchefter)

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Old logo... knew it was bullsh*te. 

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Can we bring back "Clowney to Jets" thread instead of this?

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you'd think the one team that would go after kapernick right now would be the ravens since they are running some sort of pistol with jackson.  they aren't.  this speaks volumes since john harbaugh would've got the low down from his brother.

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Obviously fake. I’d rather have Kellen Clemens. 

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That stuff is so easy to throw into the interwebs and cause people to get their panties in a twist. 

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I just hate the term "Fake news" and now you've brought it here to my sanctuary.....gee, thanks OP.  

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2 minutes ago, LIJetsFan said:

I just hate the term "Fake news" and now you've brought it here to my sanctuary.....gee, thanks OP.  

Poor baby

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I'd love to have the Jets sign him just to witness the bloodletting on this board.

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1 minute ago, SAM SAM HE'S OUR MAN said:

Would this surprise me ? ABSOLUTELY NOT !!!

With the Johnsons as owners. About as likely as a second date with Scarlett Johannson. 

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1 hour ago, JTJet said:

That stuff is so easy to throw into the interwebs and cause people to get their panties in a twist. 

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Wait this isnt true? SOB

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 No way the Jets should consider signing this guy.

The last thing this team needs is a QB controversy.... it won’t help Darnold’s career progression having him sit behind Kapernick for a year.

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I'd love to have the Jets sign him just to witness the bloodletting on this board.

Same— it would be chaotic epicness
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Not saying it would be a great idea to bring him here but to be fair he was really ballin in the NFL. Granted it was short lived before he decided to change his life's focus and all that but he has done way more than Darnold has done to date.

Go ahead take your shots I dont give a sh!t. Truth is truth.

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Much as I'd love this for the banter this would be basically Tebow 2.0 in terms of needlessly undermining your QB in a season where he has all to prove. 

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34 minutes ago, Irish Jet said:

Much as I'd love this for the banter this would be basically Tebow 2.0 in terms of needlessly undermining your QB in a season where he has all to prove. 

If your QB gets undermined by competition I question his character, his potential, and his sack size. Alpha dogs become alpha by dominating all comers.

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13 minutes ago, jgb said:

If your QB gets undermined by competition I question his character, his potential, and his sack size. Alpha dogs become alpha by dominating all comers.

It's not just what it would do to Darnold it would affect the whole franchise -  the fans, players, coaches etc. and create a needless circus atmosphere. Kaepernick, like Tebow, brings a lot more than just competition. I'd question the priorities of the entire franchise if we made such a move, just as I did then. 

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18 hours ago, BROOKLYN JET said:

Fake news

This story didn't hit my radar until I read it here, so the fake news is actually you.

No one wants to talk about this loser quarterback anymore.  Thanks.

SAR I

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8 minutes ago, SAR I said:

This story didn't hit my radar until I read it here, so the fake news is actually you.

No one wants to talk about this loser quarterback anymore.  Thanks.

SAR I

Your radar sucks.

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20 hours ago, rangerous said:

you'd think the one team that would go after kapernick right now would be the ravens since they are running some sort of pistol with jackson.  they aren't.  this speaks volumes since john harbaugh would've got the low down from his brother.

He did

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