Navy looks into videos mocking Kap
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.
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.