After the story hit this afternoon, Kaepernick began retweeting others who said the report was false, including one from his girlfriend.
Over the weekend, a CBS journalist who had interviewed Kaepernick, said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who now has no team, would end his protest and stand for the playing of the anthem if he was picked up by another outfit. Many believe that his decision to start the national anthem protests in the NFL to raise awareness of racial injustice in America have made teams turn away from him.
Despite a solid individual season in 2016, Kaepernick remains unsigned five weeks in the current year.
He also tweeted, "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its trousers on", which he attributed to Winston Churchill. "He's going to donate all his jersey sales and he's planning on standing for the anthem if given the opportunity, J.B".
While all this is in line with other recent reporting about Kaepernick, La Canfora appeared to break some news towards the end of the segment.
Kaepernick has said he would not kneel for the anthem if he signs with a team.
CBS has pulled a report saying Colin Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem if he played for an NFL team again. "I didn't ask him if he would sit or stand".
Kaepernick said at the time that he was protesting the treatment of black Americans, particularly by the police.
However, after reports exploded quoting the CBS account, La Canfora took to Twitter to reveal that he had not spoken to Kaepernick about the question. The network also fired company executive Hayley Geftman-Gold after she called some victims of the Las Vegas shooting "Republican gun toters" and implied they didn't deserve sympathy. He also claimed that the quarteback will stop kneeling during the anthem in his bid to fully focus on football.