Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reed slammed rapper Jay-Z as "disdain" on Friday night after rumors emerged that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick would be the private owner of the NFL team, adding that the founder Roc Nation has no reason to assume that players "got down on their knees" during the national anthem.
After the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Reed went on to blow up the recently announced partnership of the music mogul with a league aimed at strengthening the "community through music and the NFL Inspire Change initiative."
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Reed, who was Kaepernick's first teammate to kneel during the national anthem during the 201
"Jay-Z claimed to be Colin's supporter, wore his jersey, told people not to participate in the Superbowl because of the treatment the NFL made to Colin and now he will be a private owner?" This is disgusting, "he told reporters in the locker room.
Raid initially came up with a Twitter partnership issue where he questioned the timing of the announcement over the recent controversy over Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross
He blamed the NFL on Thursday for "hiding behind his black Jay-Z face" to cover up "blackballing" Kaepernick.
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He doubled that mood on Friday night: "About Jay-Z and go in and partner with social justice, do it behind the back of Colin, pay him off and now he has a stake in the NFL team is simple, I have no words. "
Reed also came up with Jay-Z's remarks. made during a press conference with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, where he said "we" went over our knees "during the national anthem.
" When did Jay-Z ever take a knee to go out and tell us, that we got down on our knees? Yes, he did a very big job, a lot of social justice work, but to get paid to get into an NFL press conference and say we're kneeling again, asinine. "
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Reid and Copernicus filed a complaint against the NFL, claiming the owners were" blackmailing "them because they decided to kneel during the national anthem. Reid signed with the Panthers in the middle of last season, and the complaint was settled in February.
The Panthers continued to lose their preseason game on Friday against the Bills 27-14. They will continue to play in the New England Patriots on Thursday night. Ryan Gijdos contributed to this report.