Former NFL great Brett Favre backtracked Monday on his remarks equating Colin Kaepernick with Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals safety who sacrificed his career to join the Army after 9/11.
Favre said his comments during an interview with TMZ Sports were not meant to compare Kaepernick and Tillman, “but a recognition that they both sidelined their football dreams in pursuit of a cause,” according to Fox News.
The NFL Hall of Famer added that Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004, made the “ultimate sacrifice, and deserves the honest honor.”
Remember When: Brett Favre, June 22, 2020
“I can only think of right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman is another guy that did something similar [to Kaepernick], and, we regard him as a hero. So, I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”
Final Verdict: Favre has taken one too many hits to the head.
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