Stephen A. Smith hopped on ESPN's First Take today where he talked about Reid criticism of Jay Z and how he felt about it all. As you can see from the clip below, Smith feels as though the criticism is a bit unfair.
Essentially, Smith feels as though Kaepernick's goal was to get the league to address his concerns and by partnering with Jay Z, they would be doing just that. Smith thinks players like Kap and Reid should actually embrace the deal instead of being so quick to be negative about it.
It's certainly a complicated issue that seems to be quite polarizing within the NFL these days. Ever since Kaepernick was essentially blackballed for kneeling during the anthem, there has been an increased sensitivity to the way the league handles issues of social justice.