Nov 16 (Reuters) - Upset at what he called preconditions imposed by the National Football League, quarterback Colin Kaepernick moved his scheduled tryout on Saturday away from the Atlanta Falcons training facility.
The former starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers is seeking a return to the NFL three years after his protests against racial injustice roiled the sport.
Kaepernik, 32, accused the NFL of not acting in a forthright manner in organizing the workout and said the tryout would be held at another Atlanta location later on Saturday.
"From the outset, Mr. Kaepernick requested a legitimate process and from the outset the NFL league office has not provided one," a statement said.
"Most recently, the NFL has demanded that as a precondition to the workout, Mr. Kaepernick sign an unusual liability waiver that addresses employment-related issues and rejected the standard liability waiver from physical injury proposed by Mr. Kaepernick’s representatives."
The statement said Kaepernick had requested all media be allowed into the workout to observe and film it. "The NFL denied this request,” it added The NFL was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina, editing by Ed Osmond)