February 23, 2020

A new project for ex-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick: penning and publishing his memoir


Colin Kaepernick is going to need a bigger resume.

The erstwhile 49ers quarterback, social justice advocate, apparel and shoe huckster, face of the award-winning “Dream Crazy” Nike commercial, and recipient of the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award has a new gig now.

Writer/publisher.

In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY Sports, Colin Kaepernick tells @JarrettBell about his upcoming memoir, the launch of his own publishing company and his desire to still play in the NFL.https://t.co/sFE6eqhol5

— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) February 13, 2020

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“I want to tell the story of my evolution, and the events that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it will inspire others to rise in action,” Kaepernick said in a statement.

Kaepernick, a pass-run double threat, was with the 49ers for six seasons. In his third, he guided them to the Super Bowl. In his last he kneeled during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice. His — and others’ — subtle protests sparked incendiary debate. Kaepernick left the 49ers after the 2016 season and hasn’t played in the NFL since, despite filing a collusion grievance against the league (it ended with a confidential settlement). He still works out in hopes of getting a call from an NFL team.

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In November, Kaepernick worked out in front of seven representatives from NFL teams at a high school near Atlanta. He had video of his workout mailed to the other 25 NFL franchises. No contract offer has been forthcoming.

“My desire to play football is still there,” Kaepernick told USA Today on Tuesday. “I still train five days a week. I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. I’m still waiting on the owners and their partners to stop running from this situation. So I hope I get a call this offseason. I’ll be looking …read more

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