Eric Reid Thinks Jay-Z’s Decision To Work With The NFL And Become An Owner Is ‘Kind Of Despicable’
Written by UPROXX on August 17, 2019
Eric Reid made one tackle in the Carolina Panthers’ preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills on Friday night, but his biggest impact came after the final whistle blew. Reid is a longtime confident of former teammate and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and in recent days, he has used his platform to speak out against Jay-Z’s recent partnership with the NFL. It was announced earlier in the week that Hov would become the league’s new live music entertainment strategist, and on Friday, a report indicated he will become a part owner of an unnamed team.
Reid had already used Twitter to voice his discontent about the move, and following the game, Reid met with the press while wearing an #ImWithKap jersey. The former Pro Bowl safety didn’t mince his words, calling Jay-Z’s decision to go from vocally supporting Kaepernick (something Hov claims he still does) to joining forces with the league “kind of despicable.”
“Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin … and now he’s going to be a part owner. … It’s kind of despicable.”
Eric Reid spoke on reports that Jay-Z is interested in becoming part owner of an NFL team. pic.twitter.com/akYOt74rnE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 17, 2019
“Jay-Z claimed to be a supporter of Colin, wore his jersey, told people not to perform at the Super Bowl because of the treatment that the NFL did to Colin, and now he’s gonna be a part owner and…,” Reid said before pausing. “It’s kind of despicable.”