The NFL’s website has apparently removed the word “retired” as a designation for Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick’s girlfriend, radio personality and MTV host Nessa Diab, called the NFL and its leadership “cowards” for labeling Kaepernick as retired on its website in a tweet on Friday.
On Saturday, Diab tweeted a screenshot of the NFL website, which currently shows Kaepernick’s designation as “UFA,” or unrestricted free agent.
“They heard you loud clear bc the NFL put the accurate description that @Kaepernick7 is a Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA),” Diab wrote.
NFL.com listed Kaepernick as retired as part of changes made to the website amid a recent redesign, NBC’s dust-up over the NFL website’s classification of Kaepernick follows years of controversy over his employment status with the league since his last season in 2016.