San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was scheduled to address his controversial comments on race and law enforcement at the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco on Sunday morning; however, he failed to show up.
Reverend Amos Brown cited the "rigors of training" in explaining Kaepernick's failure to show.
The beleaguered quarterback has faced waves of criticism, and support as well, for his commentary on police and community relations and his refusal to stand for the National Anthem.
Kaepernick also drew the ire of many in the law enforcement community when it was discovered that he had worn socks depicting police officers as pigs while at practice.
It is unclear if he will reschedule an appearance at the church for a future date.