Ray Lewis: Kaepernick's girlfriend's tweet cost him a job with Ravens

Ray Lewis: Kaepernick's girlfriend's tweet cost him a job with Ravens

Lewis actually lobbied for Kaepernick to be signed, as he recently revealed, and he continued to talk about it in his first appearance as a regular on Inside The NFL.

"I have been fighting for this kid behind the table like nobody has". "But I am against the way he's done it", he said on this week's episode of "Inside the NFL" on Showtime.

The photo at the top is a scene from the movie "Django Unchained", depicting Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson.

"And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day".

"His girl [Diab] goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn't know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy sign", Lewis said.

Lewis was referring to an August 2 tweet by radio host Nessa Diab that compared Bisciotti and Lewis to a pair of "Django Unchained" characters in Leonardo DiCaprio's cruel plantation owner and Samuel L. Jackson's loyal house slave. He unwittingly admitted that the Ravens decided not to sign Kaepernick because of his girlfriend's tweet - and he did it in a way that only he can.

"When they (Ravens) called me, it was to say, 'Yes or no?'".

If Diab hadn't posted those photos?

Asked prior to Wednesday afternoon's practice in Owings Mills if Lewis' comment was accurate, Harbaugh replied, "Oh, I'm not even exactly sure what all was said".

Ravens coach John Harbaugh brought up the possibility of pursuing Kaepernick at the opening of training camp, when quarterback Joe Flacco informed the team of his back injury.

In light of those claims, which the team has since denied, Kaepernick's girlfriend, Hot97 radio host Nessa, took to twitter to throw shade at Bisciotti, as well as Ray Lewis, who had previously advised Kaepernick to keep quiet about his social activism if he wanted to play in the National Football League this season.

Kaepernick drew national attention last season while playing for the San Francisco 49ers when he knelt during the national anthem as a protest against racial injustice. And what you do off the field, don't let too many people know, because they're gonna judge you anyway. "No matter if it's good or bad".

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