With teams already prepared to see him at the Falcons training complex, and just 15 minutes before his scheduled workout, Colin Kaepernick has moved his workout 60 miles away from the original location.
Representatives for Kaepernick complained that the NFL has not provided a “legitimate process” and also for an independent film crew to be allowed to film the event as well as all media.
The event, organized by the league, was supposed to start at 3 p.m. in Atlanta, but now won’t happen until 4 p.m. at a different location. “From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset, the NFL league office has not provided one,” his representatives said in a statement posted to Twitter. “Mr. Kaepernick requested all media be allowed into the workout to observe and film it and for an independent film crew to be there to ensure transparency. The NFL denied this request.” Media will be allowed at the new location.
USAToday reports just 15 minutes before Kaepernick was scheduled to work out Saturday for 25 NFL teams at the Atlanta Falcons’ training complex in Flowery Branch, the quarterback’s representatives announced the session was being moved 60 miles away to a high school in Riverdale.
The representatives said the switch was made because they wanted the media to be allowed to watch and videotape the workout.
It was a stunning move that seemed to catch everyone off-guard.
A number of NFL scouts had already gone inside the Falcons’ indoor training facility when word came the workout was being shifted from the sprawling suburbs north of Atlanta to Charles Drew High School in Riverdale — south of the city, near the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
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