Jim Brown on Colin Kaepernick: 'I Am With Him 100 Percent'

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Jim Brown is on Colin Kaepernick's side when it comes to his national anthem protest.

The activist and Cleveland Browns Hall of Famer spoke with the NFL Network and said that Kaepernick "made all the sense in the world."


"He's within his rights and he's telling the truth as he sees it," Brown said of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback. "I am with him 100 percent.

"I don't know what the big issue is because this young man, in backing up his statement, becomes stronger in my mind," Brown said. "Now, if you ask me would I do that, no, I won't, because I see it a little differently."

Brown noted that he probably wouldn't have done the same thing back in his playing days because with the ratio of black players to white, they would have been outnumbered.

Brown did express that he does have an issue with black homicide and that communities and athletes need to come together.


"If we came together with our great athletes and our great scholars and said, 'As African Americans, when we have a community that's defined, we're going to make it the cleanest, nicest, most well-educated, hardworking community in this country' … I think that will knock down a lot of walls," Brown said.

Brown also went on to commend today's athletes like Kaepernick and LeBron James for stepping up to the plate and being vocal when it comes to social issues.


"The young men of today are stepping up," Brown said. "For so many years, they did not step up.

"For me," Brown said, "it's like going back in time."

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