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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick addresses national anthem protest

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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has told CBS that he would stand during the national anthem if given a chance to play football in the NFL again. That was reported by the Associated Press and several other news agencies across the nation on Sunday. 

According to a report by Jason La Canfora on Sunday, Kaepernick has been living in New York and working out privately in New Jersey with the hope of signing with a team this season.

As the story gained traction, La Canfora issued a series of tweets, saying he could not speak to whether Kaepernick would continue protesting.

Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem last season to bring more attention to the killings of black men by police officers. The protests spread this season after the former San Francisco 49er was unable to sign on with another team.

Kaepernick has himself retweeted several posts for others who are saying the initial report is false.

The issue has grown this season as Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett recently said he was racially profiled by Las Vegas police during a confrontation, and President Donald Trump aggressively chastised players and owners for protesting during the anthem.

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted on Sunday that he and his wife left the Colts/49ers game when several players refused to stand for the national anthem.

He later shared a picture of himself and his wife standing for the anthem.

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