According to former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, the team was oh so close to inking much-maligned quarterback Colin Kaepernick…
… that is until Kaepernick’s girlfriend, Nessa Diab, posted an image on Twitter that had the Baltimore brass completely turned off.
“We were going to close the deal to sign him,” Lewis said on “Inside the NFL” Tuesday night, per ESPN. “Steve Bisciotti said, ‘I want to hear Colin Kaepernick speak to let me know that he wants to play football.'”
“And it never happens because that picture comes up the next day.”
The tweet in question, posted Aug. 2, compared a photo of Lewis hugging Bisciotti to a scene from “Django Unchained,” where actor Samuel L. Jackson, playing a house slave, held Leonardo DiCaprio’s plantation owner character.
“His girl [Kaepernick’s girlfriend] goes out and put out this racist gesture and doesn’t know we are in the back office about to try to get this guy signed,” Lewis explained. “Steve Bisciotti has said it himself: ‘How can you crucify Ray Lewis when Ray Lewis is the one calling for Colin Kaepernick?'”
— NESSA (@nessnitty) August 3, 2017