Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin became the first Oakland Raiders to get involved in the National Anthem protests over the weekend. Don’t expect Michael Crabtree to join them anytime soon. Via the San Francisco Chronicle:
“I just play football,” wide receiver Michael Crabtree said. “I ain’t no Martin Luther King.”
And Crabtree doesn’t want to offer his opinions on the transformation of his former quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.
“I’ve let it be known I don’t have anything to do with him,” said Crabtree, who is evolving into Derek Carr’s most reliable receiver. “I’m a Raider.”
Crabtree spent the first 6 seasons of his career in San Francisco. Kaepernick was there for four of those seasons and was the starting quarterback more than half that time.