‘Woke’ NFL fans don’t expect Dez Bryant to support Colin Kaepernick

by Angela Davis|@ladyadavis |@jerseygirlsport When Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant made a statement on Instagram spewing the 'personal responsibly' argument against systemic racism, most 'woke' NFL fans knew he was in the 'sunken place'. So when he dismissed the protests by other NFL players, many fans weren't surprised.
Whatever they got going on with that, that's them," Bryant told The Dallas Morning News. "I don't really have nothing to say about that."
Of course, fans in support of Kaepernick weren't happy about what he said, and then he quickly explained his statement.

Listen my life is more than a (expletive) football get real...I'm disappointed in you.."

Don't quote me on nothing....y'all asked me about it..and I wasn't in a mood to talk about it...not saying I don't care about it https://twitter.com/slim_luvva/status/897637680091193344 …  31 Replies 788 likes

I got a family to feed https://twitter.com/slim_luvva/status/897637680091193344 … 722 Retweets

Bruh it's the wrong place and time to be talking about that....I care about my black people...at the same time I have a family https://twitter.com/1joshlaflare/status/897642474969104384 …  219 Replies  461 Retweets 

So when IS the right time and place to talk about racism that directly affects you? How in the world is there any 'BUT' involved where your integrity and humanity are involved?

Expecting most professional athletes to stand up for their own rights is a setup for failure. Most don't know their own history or the power they actually hold in the NFL.

Dez Bryant's position to feed his family as a reason to not publicly support Kaepernick is both sad and typical--especially since he is employed by a team whose owner financially supported Donald Trump.

I'll end this with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

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