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Lowell Cohn: 49ers' Colin Kaepernick response to Miami incident falls short (w/video)

The guy actually tweeted.


Yes, really. He wrote three tweets. The word "tweet" itself is trivial. The entire concept of tweeting is shallow -- 140 characters for an entire thought. Downright irresponsible in this instance.

Here are Kaepernick's three tweets combined as one for concision:

"The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I've seen are completely wrong. They made things up about me that never happened. I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up. I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced."

Let's analyze the tweet matter slowly, methodically as though we were in an English class dissecting a poem. Kaepernick's tweets are hardly poems, but let's assume he wants us to take his words seriously.

The entire tweet thing is about him. At no time does he express the least particle of concern for the young woman in question, a woman who apparently woke up in a hospital alone and disoriented, with no knowledge of where she was or how she got there.

If Kaepernick were a gentleman, really a gentleman, his first tweeted words would have been about the apparent victim. He didn't have to admit anything. Maybe there's nothing to admit. He just needed to write words of care and empathy.

Forget about it.

Everything he wrote was about himself. The tweet material was self-serving to the max.

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