Colin Kaepernick’s Attorney Speaks Out, Calls Maroon 5’s Super Bowl Explanation a ‘Cop Out’

Maroon 5 remains on blast for agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.

Maroon 5’s decision to play the Super Bowl’s marquee Halftime Show remains an incredibly controversial move.  Now, none other than Colin Kaepernick’s attorney is blasting the group for playing the big game.

Earlier, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine attempted to calm the waters by stating that he “absolutely, 100 percent” considered the implications of the group’s performance.  “No one put more thought and love into this than I did,” Levine told Entertainment Tonight.

“I spoke to many people.  Most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt.”

Bullshit, says Colin Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, who is leading a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the NFL.  “If you’re going to cross this idealogical or intellectual picket line, then own it, and Adam Levine certainly isn’t owning it,” Geragos told Good Morning America.

“It’s a cop-out when you start talking about, ‘I’m not a politician, I’m just doing the music.’ Most of the musicians who have any kind of consciousness whatsoever understand what’s going on here.”

But that’s just one of a chorus of voices speaking out against Maroon 5’s decision.

As the opening kick-off approached, more than 115,000 had signed a petition demanding the group cancel its performance.

But the criticism isn’t only reserved for Maroon 5.  Separately, Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters has called on all halftime performers to ‘take a knee’ during their performances.  That includes Travis Scott and Big Boi, Maroon 5’s main halftime sidekicks.

“My colleagues Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Big Boi are performing during the halftime show at the Super Bowl this coming Sunday,” Rogers stated.  “I call upon them to ‘take a knee’ on stage in full sight. I call upon them to do it in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, to do it for every child shot to death on these mean streets, to do it for every bereaved mother and father and brother and sister.”

Others are also speaking out, including Cardi B.

Earlier, rumors suggested that the Bronx rapper had turned down a high-profile gig at the Super Bowl on ideological grounds.  Now, Cardi B has confirmed that she declined the opportunity, despite the prospect for some serious cash.

“My husband, he loves football,” B told the Associated Press. “He really wants to go to the Super Bowl, but he can’t go to the Super Bowl, because he’s got to stand for something.”

“You have to sacrifice that.  I got to sacrifice a lot of money to perform. But there’s a man who sacrificed his job for us, so we got to stand behind him.”

Geragos made that point abundantly clear.  “Colin took a knee in a very deferential way to express what he sees as systemic oppression and racism in America. He has been blackballed because of that,” Geragos stated.

7 Responses

  1. Will Buckley

    Hard to say which was worse, the game or the half time show. Either way, a nessage was sent to fans and the NFL.

    Then there is the question of why the LA Rams were even at the Super Bowl.


  2. KM

    Cardi B’s sacrifice pales in comparison to those who sacrificed for the flag. I do not care if people choose to kneel during the anthem as long as they understand what it truly means to have that right to protest.

  3. jezmyopinion

    Why would they turn down a job because colin made the decision to kneel during our anthem showing disrespect to our country? That’s like me not doing my job at the doctors office because I’m upset that chefs are going gluten free. Doesn’t make sense. Go and protest at the police stations if that is what you are angry about. He is not the brightest crayon in the box. Unemployment suits him.

    • stfualready

      it’s about standing for something together; millions of prejudiced, threatened and frankly fed up AMERICANS tired of the oppression.. Kaep just took his platform as a pro athlete and used it to send the message… and just like him, if you stand for something you might just lose that job.. except you dont have the balls to stand up to what you think is right, that’s why it makes no sense to you…

      • razor

        Agree with jezmyopinion. Just because someone decide virtue signalling doesn’t mean everyone has to follow that lead, especially when he’s disrespecting the country, deal with issue some other way, sure he took the knee once and it was fine, but keep doing it is overdoing it, he got the attention he wanted already and millions of dollars in the process.

        Respect to Maroon 5 for keep the world just a bit more sane.