Colin Kaepernick's Name Excluded From Madden NFL '19, Faulk Suspended From NFL Networks
Friday, August 3, 2018
A twitter user exposed video game maker EA Sports for excluding former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick in YG's song "Big Bank," which is featured in the new Madden NFL '19. Kaepernick created a movement in 2016 with his National Anthem kneeling protest, and when he wasn't picked up by any team since free agency in 2017, he sued the NFL owners for collusion. The case is still pending and emotions still run high on both sides of the issue. According to EA Sports, "We made an unfortunate mistake with our Madden NFL soundtrack. Members of our team misunderstood the fact that while we don't have rights to include Colin Kaepernick in the game, this doesn't affect soundtracks. We messed up, and the edit should never have happened. We will make it right, with an update to Madden NFL 19 on August 6 that will include the reference again. We meant no disrespect, and we apologize to Colin, to YG and Big Sean, to the NFL, to all of their fans and our players for this mistake."
In other NFL news, a former wardrobe stylist at NFL network accused Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk as well as Ike Taylor and Heath Evans for sexual harassment. As of now, all three are suspended from their roles as NFL analysts and aren't expected to come back.