Navy looks into videos mock­ing Kap

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The U.S. Navy is in­ves­ti­gat­ing an in­ci­dent in which dogs at­tacked a ‘‘Colin Kaeper­nick stand-in’’ dur­ing a K-9 demon­stra­tion at a 2019 fundraiser at the Navy SEAL Mu­seum in Fort Pierce, Florida.

The Navy said in a state­ment posted on Twit­ter that of­fi­cials be­came aware of a cou­ple of videos Sun­day, even though they had been posted on In­sta­gram last year.

Kaeper­nick is the for­mer 49ers quar­ter­back who be­gan kneel­ing dur­ing the play­ing of ‘‘The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner’’ be­fore games in 2016 to protest so­cial in­jus­tice and po­lice bru­tal­ity. He last played in the NFL in Jan­uary 2017.

The first video shows four dogs at­tack­ing a man, who is wear­ing a red Kaeper­nick jer­sey over heav­ily padded gear, as peo­ple watch from nearby.

In a sec­ond video, the man is ly­ing on the ground when he’s ap­proached by men wear­ing fa­tigues and hold­ing ri­fles, say­ing, ‘‘On your belly.’’ The man replies, ‘‘Oh, man, I will stand,’’ a state­ment that draws laugh­ter from the crowd.

Vik­ings GM Spielman gets ex­ten­sion

The Vik­ings signed gen­eral man­ager Rick Spielman to a mul­ti­year con­tract ex­ten­sion. Fi­nan­cial terms weren’t im­me­di­ately dis­closed. The move fol­lows the Vik­ings’ sign­ing of coach Mike Zim­mer to a three-year ex­ten­sion last month.

Opt-outs

Bron­cos right tackle Ja’Wuan James, Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley and Pan­thers linebacker Chris­tian Miller were among the play­ers who told their teams they would be sit­ting out the 2020 sea­son be­cause of con­cerns about the coro­n­avirus pan­demic.

This and that

The Jets re­leased re­ceiver Quincy Enunwa af­ter six mostly in­jury-plagued sea­sons.

♦ The 49ers agreed to terms on a oneyear con­tract with free-agent tight end Jor­dan Reed.

♦ The Fal­cons signed for­mer Ben­gals cor­ner­back Dar­queze Den­nard to a oneyear con­tract.

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