Tommie Smith - The Buffalo News

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NFL sideline protests had been a fading issue. A few players still kneel or raise a fist during "The Star-Spangled Banner," but the regular season began three weeks ago. Fans are watching the games, tracking their fantasy players, betting the point spreads. While Colin Kaepernick's continued unemployment after kneeling out national anthems last season remains a debate, p…


A light rain started to fall outside New Era Field, but on his way to the team bus Colin Kaepernick, in a Muhammad Ali T-shirt, stopped for a photo and an autograph and then more photos and another autograph or two and a couple introductions and some more photos. Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been protesting America's national anthem by kneelin…