Kaepernick, Manziel offered arena football spot by Jim Jones
NFL teams may not be calling Colin Kaepernick and Johnny Manziel anytime soon, but rapper Jim Jones is more than willing to sign the two polarizing stars.
Jones, who recently became a co-owner of the defending Arena Pro Football champion Richmond Roughriders, publicly offered a roster spot to both Kaepernick and Manziel in a video published by TMZ Sports Tuesday.
“Kaep, listen man. If you want to keep your skills up to par, come on down to the Roughriders,” Jones said.
The Harlem-based rapper also said he would offer Kaepernick a lucrative contract to play for the Roughriders.
Colin Kaepernick has been offered a roster spot on a footall team.
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“We’ve got a couple dollars too, we can talk about business,” Jones said. “I think the world would pay to watch you play in any form of football, so I’ve got a platform for you. Come talk to me.”
While Kaepernick has become a polarizing figure due to his national anthem protests and his stance on certain social justice issues, Jones said he would support the former 49ers quarterback and would encourage Kaepernick to continue protesting during the anthem.
“We bringing out beach chairs. We ain’t just kneeling bro,” Jones said. “We bringing out beach chairs and piña coladas.”
Johnny Manziel may not be done flashing his money sign toughdown celebration just yet.
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TMZ Sports then asked if he would also consider signing Manziel, who hasn’t appeared in an NFL game in nearly two years. The controversial former first-round pick infamously flamed out of the NFL due to issues with alcohol and substance abuse.
Jones, however, doesn’t appear to be bothered by Manziel’s past transgressions. In fact, he even said he would allow Manziel to drink before games.
“We’ve got a bar in our arena, you dig? You get a couple drinks and get on the field and get busy, Manziel,” Jones said.
The Roughriders are set to join the newly-formed American Arena League in 2018, which was created from a merger between Arena Pro Football and the Can-Am Indoor Football League.