Colin Kaepernick

ESPN tells Colin Kaepernick’s legal story in a transparent, heavy-handed way (with photos)

Back on April 12, when Colin Kaepernick was supposedly going to get charged with sexual assault any minute (according to TMZ, anyway), ESPN made some interesting photographical choices when reporting the story. Most of you probably heard about this two months ago, but bear with me.

First, they used this photo of Kaepernick in “street clothes.” Check this guy out, looking guilty-as-sin with his hat turned backwards (and slightly sideways, too), ready to start a fight with any local columnist who gets in his way.

ESPN Colin Kaepernick street clothes photo

“It’s the thuggish ruggish boooooooone … it’s the thuggish ruggish booooooohhhooohhhoohhhoone …”

About a half hour later, the decision was made to change the photo to this one of Kaepernick pursing his lips and looking kind of angry while in uniform.

Colin Kaepernick ESPN picture

Now that we know Kaepernick, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette won’t face charges after an investigation that lasted longer than two months, ESPN is going with a new photo that depicts a kinder, gentler, slightly goofier Kaepernick.

Colin Kaepernick ESPN photo

No need to fear, ladies and gents … it’s Colin Happynick! All he needs is Pharrell’s giant hat and a fun beat, and we’re ready for some football!

“Clap along if you feel like TMZ tells no truth … Clap along if you know ESPN really has no clue …”

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