If you missed it, Brown called the ex-49ers star a “trash” QB in a sitdown with “Cigar Talk.” He also said he believed the 34-year-old sold out when he settled his lawsuit with the NFL. And, he questioned just how big of an impact Colin was really having in the community.
Merriman clearly doesn’t believe all of the above is true … but he said on Friday there were some things he did agree on with Brown.
“He makes some valid points about Colin Kaepernick, saying that, you know, he took the money from the NFL. The settlement. The Nike commercials — all these things,” Merriman said.
“Well, I think a lot of people think that way about all the other stuff that Colin Kaepernick has going on, and his opportunities that he’s had to get back in the NFL, and just hasn’t.”
Merriman says he believes if Brown hadn’t already become such a polarizing figure — he thinks more people would be agreeing with him.
“We get the message,” Merriman said, “but people aren’t trying to listen to the messenger.”
There was at least one NFL star who agreed with Brown fully … Saints wideout Michael Thomas tweeted Friday afternoon, “he isn’t wrong wrong lol.”
Added Merriman, “If you listen to what he said, he actually made a couple valid points in there.”