After 11 NFL seasons, Nate Burleson is on the fast lane to a budding TV career. Three years out of the league, the two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is co-host of Good Morning Football on the NFL Network. It's set in New York and debuted in August.
On the show, Burleson tackled the topic of Colin Kaepernick's national-anthem protest, and he re-iterated them to ThePostGame at a fundraiser.
"Here's the thing, regardless of his approach, whether you agree or disagree, the point was for him to create the conversation and continue the narrative to talk," Burleson says. "And this is what I said on air: When players make a mistake, or players don't hold up their end of the bargain, or if we don't fulfill the standard that we're held to, we stand up, we apologize, right? And everybody asks us to be better. Colin's asking this nation to be better.
"And we brag about the nation, we say that people come from foreign lands to join this nation, and we say that American pie is a dream that everybody wants. Colin's just saying, 'Why can’t we make this America better?' And I don't think anything's wrong with that. If we love this country, I think we all should be saying that a little more often. So, I can appreciate what he’s standing for."
Burleson was among the stars attending the 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which benefits The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The fund was founded in 1985 by Barth A. Green, M.D. and Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti after Nick's son, Marc, sustained a spinal-cord injury playing college football for The Citadel.
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