Update: Pence Walks Out On Kneeling 49ers As Kaepernick Slams 'Stand For Work' Lies
Update 3: The CBS reporter who said that Colin Kaepernick had told him that he would stand for the National Anthem if he were to ever play professional football again has issued a "quick clarification" about his report: He made it all up. In a series of tweets, CBS's Jason La Canfora said he had intended to paraphrase previous reporting on Kaepernick, and that the two didn't discuss Kaepernick's anthem stance during a recent interview. The reversal came after anchor James Brown asked La Canfora on “The NFL Today”: “And kneeling, he said?” La Canfora responded: “He’s not planning on kneeling. He’s going to donate all his jersey sales and he’s planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity, J.B.”
While ESPN reported in March that Kaepernick would stand if given another chance to play, the former backup QB for the San Francisco 49ers hasn't spoken publicly about it.
Kaepernick soon issued the following tweet mocking how quickly the lie spread online.