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Former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: Kaepernick's impact is 'legendary and straight admirable'

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel gave praise to fellow-former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Manziel tweeted, "His impact off the field from a societal standpoint is legendary and straight admirable."

Both Manziel and Kaepernick remain without a professional team, and some would say, it's because of their off-field controversies rather than their on-field play.

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Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem in protest of treatment of African-Americans. He remained seated and has since said he will continue to sit until something is done to change race relations in America.

Manziel's social media opinions on Kaepernick garnered support from other professional football players and fans. One commenter even said it was a sign of maturation from Manziel.

Manziel joins the list of local athletes who support Kaepernick. Others include LeBron James and Jim Brown.

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