Stephen A. defends his Colin Kaepernick criticisms | First Take

  • Published on Nov 19, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith explains that Colin Kaepernick electing not to show up to the NFL’s originally scheduled workout and plan his own proves he didn’t really want to play in the league.
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  • MAY 4TH
    MAY 4TH 8 hours ago

    After all that bs he displayed he clearly said it’s legit that nfl told him we paid you stfu oh you want another chance after we paid you🤷‍♂️ this only reason he came with paperwork same paperwork he signed that has shyt to do with other things he’s forced to accept correct?? My only question is when will this guy have to wear pink for a day🤔🤔🤔

  • SEEKING-AHAYAH's Kingdom

    Stephen A., I once enjoyed your commentaries. Then you became a regular self absorbed critic for the machine, government own, peckerwood authenticated. now you're a puffed-up , with an arrogant disposition speaking solely on behalf of the boss. (of course you wont retract any dumbness you project onto the masses, you're the top agent. for now. .)

  • Kristine Sebastine

    Can’t understand why he can’t support what he believes, mean while the same devils are rigging these football games because of sports betting as soon as it became legal jets beat cowboys? I’m not a fan of either but that was a bigger crime your rigging stealing from sports betting stop fixing the games bro

  • Perry Davidson
    Perry Davidson 3 days ago

    well said brother, time to take a breath, we understand you.

  • Greg Kurish
    Greg Kurish 3 days ago

    I will never support any network that gives this man a job . Colin.

  • Greg Kurish
    Greg Kurish 3 days ago

    Sorry I don't understand why we even care about this? PAY MY BILLS , then we can talk. Moron.

  • Greg Kurish
    Greg Kurish 3 days ago

    Their is no white and black when it is all blue collar.

  • Greg Kurish
    Greg Kurish 3 days ago

    This is the first time I him makes sense.

  • Tyler Wojnarowski
    Tyler Wojnarowski 3 days ago

    Is Stephen A arguing that its 2x harder to get into the nfl or be signed by a team if your black? Is he saying that teams will pass over better talent because of their skin color? Give me a break. How about its 2x harder for assholes to be signed by a team

  • Bobby Martin
    Bobby Martin 4 days ago

    Props to you Steven A

  • Dr. Bernard Short
    Dr. Bernard Short 5 days ago

    Steven A Smith I’m disappointed in you for taking this stance. Yes what you said is reality but you went through those things to insure that my generation would not. If you expect us to just except it then where is the progress my friend? Also it’s been proved that they tried to get him to sign his rights away, please get all the facts before you take such a polarizing stance. Do better my friend, do better

  • Roy Winters
    Roy Winters 7 days ago

    Max Kellerman, I will say anything to be on tv

  • Former Centrist
    Former Centrist 7 days ago

    Colin is a B-class player with an A-class hatred for America. Pulling these stunts, this “Unthanksgiving” BS... I wouldn’t hire him to wash dishes.

  • aj eckley
    aj eckley 7 days ago

    Colin probably helped the people who caught passes get signed

  • Steven H Wang
    Steven H Wang 8 days ago

    Stephen A. is a sell-out

  • Ace Shabazz
    Ace Shabazz 8 days ago

    Stephan A..... You are a company man and you buck dance or fence sit from time to time... Ever since ESPN "smacked" your hand for that squabble with that whyte woman analyst you have watched your step even if you are right...

  • Shane Moline
    Shane Moline 8 days ago

    Dude this man is slitting fire right now. That was a great take. Very unbiased.

  • Brian
    Brian 9 days ago

    Who gives a --t!
    Stop talking about the dude already and maybe he’ll go away.

  • arn smith
    arn smith 9 days ago

    First of all this is not Colin”s company so when he is on the clock and at work he just can’t do whatever he wants to do, second, there is a place and time to protest for good cause and on the job when there is many replacements is not the place. Third let’s get some of our Black voices to lead a parade on stop Black on Black crimes and killing then is feel like we would have a platform to stand on with Police Brutality I just don’t like the fact that we think that we can kill our Brother but the Police officer can’t..... Let come together stop the main one Black on Black and then we can focus on the outsiders?

  • barrett haines
    barrett haines 9 days ago

    He’s worth a lot more bitching than he is a qb!! Drop the mic!!!

  • Pickelbarrow Pineapple

    I just a question .In the three yrs he been out of the nfl did anyone see him protest or stand up or say anything about what he kneel down about ? He had 3 yrs he hasing said anything about race or police or nothing .....second he only kneel down after he was benched .and it was kap who turned down the niners contract .then u call out a job you want and start more trouble wow. Hes a cry baby looking for attention ...he should play for the lfl

  • bryan hippler
    bryan hippler 10 days ago

    liver lipps lol

    THE JACK HQ 10 days ago

    Stephen A is right. It’s one thing to make an argument against the waiver, which I will as well, but it’s another to completely ignore the conditions of the waiver. Rules are rules, just like with the NFL’s prohibition on marijuana use before games.

  • William
    William 10 days ago

    I am with you Steven A.!! And Kap aint one of us. Kap aint never been like us. Kap has a white momma, Kap was raised by white parents in a white area. This guy has been a phony from day one. And shut your white mouth Max..trying to act like you are upset to appease us.

  • CD Arthur
    CD Arthur 10 days ago

    Bottom line, CK is still a top NFL capable quarterback. Overall uninjured, healthy NFL quarterbacks can play well into their late 30s. Tom Brady is not a Devine athlete, his longevity is based on the greatest coach in NFL history. CK could help immediately teams like Dallas, Chicago, NY (both teams), Rams, Need I go on. Clearly this is a situation where certain egotistical owners are proving they can't say "I might have been wrong" or " I'm sorry". Even compromise when ego becomes involved. I believe the NFL owners are split over CK. Shame, since a smart team owner could change his entire teams financial position today with his addition, period. He is a tall version of Russell Wilson and same age. Proven and very healthy with all the knowledge. Shame Paul Allen isn't here. No ego, heart and brains. I'm guessing most NFL owners must think of themselves like former plantation owners. Shame... Stephen A. knows his place. $ forbids his sole, for now.

  • Ian Brown
    Ian Brown 10 days ago +1

    A cut out of different nfl players would add more to the show than molly.

  • kane lavalla
    kane lavalla 10 days ago

    Look how uncomfortable those white people are. Haha

  • Dustin
    Dustin 10 days ago

    There is no such thing as white privelage.

  • William Wheeler
    William Wheeler 11 days ago

    Max Fart Kellerman lol

  • No Name
    No Name 11 days ago +3

    Stephen has unlike others, done his homework

  • Paul Leach
    Paul Leach 11 days ago

    Funny how when Kap's a starter, everything's good. Then he gets BENCHED and ALL OF A SUDDEN, he does something to put the spotlight back on himself. Not good enough to start? Cause a scene.

  • Paul Leach
    Paul Leach 11 days ago

    Funny how when Kap's a starter, everything's good. Then he gets BENCHED and ALL OF A SUDDEN, he does something to put the spotlight back on himself. Not good enough to start? Cause a scene.

  • David Stiles
    David Stiles 11 days ago

    He's black? Is this a black/white thing or just about a loser that disrespects America with his own politics?

  • Russell Miller
    Russell Miller 11 days ago

    I dont care much for Stephen A but I agree with him on this one

  • Milrok Seeks
    Milrok Seeks 11 days ago

    What I know Stephen A is your hair line is trash and your mouth stash is growing on one side. Use some of that money on yourself dude

  • CanadianLoveKnot
    CanadianLoveKnot 11 days ago

    Justice for Juicy! Oh wrong guy.

  • CanadianLoveKnot
    CanadianLoveKnot 11 days ago

    Stephen A, you're wrong and here's why.
    It has nothing to do with being a black player and white owners. If you pull a stunt like this, no one wants you on their team. Black owner, white owner, black teammate white teammate. it makes no difference. If you have the talent, you have nothing to worry about. This guy is a punk.

  • Waterlec
    Waterlec 12 days ago

    Kapernick was the Jussie Smollett of the NFL.... Now he's nothing.
    If he was smart, he saved and invested some of that money in the past he made...
    We'll see.

  • mike miller
    mike miller 12 days ago

    Colin visited Alcatraz supposedly in support of American Indians this week, as an American Indian decendent I resent him using our cause to support his White privilege. Funded by the NFL he has chosen a career as a civil rights advocate. That’s fine But don’t keep lying and pretending you’re being locked out of something that you want no part of in the first place. Good luck in your new career and perhaps get some advice from some of your predecessors like Al, Jesse,And some of the others that successfully blackmailed major corporations for personal benefit.

  • Tabris
    Tabris 12 days ago

    And like that I will watch nfl

  • CJ Broz
    CJ Broz 12 days ago

    Can we please dispense with the notion that Colin Kaepernick's lack of employment as a QB in the NFL has anything at all to do with the color of his skin? If people anywhere seriously think that's the reason why Kaepernick isn't a QB somewhere, I'd like to see them make the case. Go team by team and explain why a particular team is racist. Keep in mind that Kaep could have been employed by now if he'd been willing to take the backup job.

  • timmy D=
    timmy D= 12 days ago

    Stephen A is being real. Its a shame you are a sell out just because you don't support every effort a black person does.

  • Robert
    Robert 13 days ago

    Right on, Steven A!

  • Pavonay Duprey
    Pavonay Duprey 13 days ago

    He wasn't willing to sell his soul to the devil. He never said he was willing to be a slave to play football. I won't hate him for that. Yes, he could have done it differently. Yes, he could have tapped danced in front of them. He said enough of us having to do that. If it means he doesn't have "a job", so be it. If we could all be in such a position...

  • Mark Johnson
    Mark Johnson 13 days ago

    This is my loathsome comment. Skip Bayliss should have alerted the world that a poison was cast down from his show, an empty man who
    can not be satisfied, who is sanctimonious at best like a second-rate preacher. And if this negro wasn't abused growing up or molested
    then ESPN is not owned by his Jewish handlers.

  • shane lauer
    shane lauer 14 days ago

    Man, I don’t really care about ESPN but this is one badass dude! Now this man has my respect!

  • Toms Best Life
    Toms Best Life 14 days ago


  • Garden Gate
    Garden Gate 14 days ago

    White privilege? Bull! I have never been handed anything. I have been passed over because of affirmative action. But I am an adult and suck it up and go in a different direction. Each of us, red, yellow, black or white have had challenges. However, C.K. did this to himself.

  • Run Gunn
    Run Gunn 14 days ago

    @5:20...What Molly said was spot on. It caused SAS to start backpedaling and swerving

  • Run Gunn
    Run Gunn 14 days ago

    @6:34....max says I'M NOT GIVING IT UP. about "when the rubber hits the road". And no cookout is gonna change THAT😎

  • Scott Stecklein
    Scott Stecklein 14 days ago

    Who cares about any of this? Get a life folks

    • Run Gunn
      Run Gunn 14 days ago

      You do steve....or u wouldn't post

  • Run Gunn
    Run Gunn 14 days ago

    If sas has to has say he's "black man" then....

  • Tema boy
    Tema boy 14 days ago

    Steph A shut the F up and u are freaking sell out

  • Sergei Yzerman
    Sergei Yzerman 14 days ago

    Kaepernick just wants attention. When he started sucking on the playing field, he had to come up with a different way to get it.

    • Run Gunn
      Run Gunn 14 days ago

      He was INJURED. Tell the full story.

  • Charles Davis
    Charles Davis 14 days ago +4

    Let him play in the CFL! He is no longer an American!!!!!!!

    FATMANSCOOP88 14 days ago

    Molly is so terrible, how did she get this job?

  • Chris .Y
    Chris .Y 14 days ago

    Stephen A is a genius
    Max is a self loathing moron
    Molly is there because she’s hot
    Kap was exposed and doesn’t have the talent to play in the NFL. He stunk before taking a knee.

    MIFNP 15 days ago +19

    Kaepernick has overplayed his SJW hand.
    I hope he never plays football again.
    As a veteran, I stand for the flag and kneel for the Cross.

  • eemr84
    eemr84 15 days ago

    Colin Kaepernick just wanted to do a stunt and use the race and oppressed card to then get the attention and profit from it. He did not have the intention to play for the NFL quite simple.

  • Jose Salazar
    Jose Salazar 15 days ago

    Ephen A.