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Category: Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick to release memoir detailing story of ‘my evolution’

Quarterback led anthem protests against social injustice32-year-old’s book will be released by Kaepernick PublishingColin Kaepernick has announced he will release a memoir later this year through his own publishing house.The former San Francisco 49ers …

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Kaepernick led the 49ers at the 2013 Super Bowl. Don’t expect a mention this time

When the NFL and Fox recall greats from San Francisco’s past this weekend, one name will be largely erasedNestled among this year’s silly Super Bowl prop bets – such as whether or not Jennifer Lopez will show butt cleavage during the halftime show – is…

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Colin Kaepernick attacks US ‘imperialism’ in wake of Suleimani strike

Former NFL star has been long-term critic of US policiesKareem Abdul-Jabbar: Kaepernick is America’s black GrinchColin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who has used his platform to highlight racial injustice within the United States, has turned his atte…

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Colin Kaepernick is the black Grinch for those who dream of a white America

The tactics used to discredit the former quarterback are how conservative America has always treated black athletes who speak outColin Kaepernick sent a tweet on Thanksgiving and the white-wing media wants to make sure you know about it. Breitbart, the…

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Colin Kaepernick has had no offers from NFL teams since workout, say reports

Quarterback held session for scouts in Georgia last weekendKaepernick has not played an NFL game since 2016 seasonColin Kaepernick’s NFL exile looks set to continue for the foreseeable future with reports emerging that none of the league’s 32 teams hav…

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Reid backs ‘elite’ Colin Kaepernick despite Jay-Z’s reported concern

Former quarterback worked out for teams over weekendKaepernick changed venue of session at last minute32-year-old believes he has been blackballed by NFLEric Reid believes Colin Kaepernick showed he still has the ability to play in the NFL after the fo…

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Colin Kaepernick calls out NFL: ‘Stop running from the truth, I’m ready’ – video

Colin Kaepernick has said he is ready to play in the NFL after a long awaited tryout at an Atlanta high school on Saturday. ‘I’ve been ready for three years. I’ve been denied for three years,’ said the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who made he…

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Upset at NFL, Colin Kaepernick moves scheduled tryout

Kaepernick moves workout from Falcons training facilityReps for quarterback suggest NFL’s process is illegitimateUpset at what he called preconditions imposed by the National Football League, quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the last minute moved his sc…

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Colin Kaepernick’s NFL-organized workout is a sham with only one winner | Etan Thomas

The disingenuous decision to organize a last-minute workout for Kaepernick brilliantly creates a no-lose situation that will extricate the NFL from the PR catastrophe it made for itselfThe NFL’s decision to organize a private workout for Colin Kaeperni…

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NFL invites all 32 teams to private Colin Kaepernick workout in Atlanta

League invites all teams to workout for free-agent quarterbackPro day-style event will include on-field workout and interviewKaepernick, 32, has not played since final week of 2016 seasonThe NFL has informed all 32 of its teams that a private workout w…

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Jay-Z and NFL stage first concert despite Kaepernick backlash

Rapper criticised for league deal after it shunned ex-49ers player for kneeling protestThe first musical event to come from a partnership between Jay-Z and the NFL was staged in Chicago on Thursday, with the rapper facing a backlash over the league’s t…

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‘It’s time to speak up’: an open letter to Colin Kaepernick | Etan Thomas

Your protest started a conversation and inspired an entire generation of athlete activists to find their voices, but the time for silence is over. We need to hear directly from youDear Colin,My son Malcolm and I are big fans of yours. I remember the da…

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Three years in the NFL wilderness: what Colin Kaepernick lost – and won

It’s difficult to know exactly how Kaepernick views his time in the NFL wilderness. Nevertheless, it’s worth asking: after three years, what has he accomplished – and at what cost?Over the last three years, Kenny Stills has not stuck to sports.Instead,…

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Jay-Z’s deal with NFL branded ‘disgusting’ by Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend

Deal between league and rapper’s company Roc Nation has drawn criticism that it goes against Kaepernick’s calls for social justiceThe NFL was probably hoping they had solved their Colin Kaepernick problem. The sporting behemoth announced this week they…

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Jay-Z’s deal with NFL branded ‘disgusting’ by Colin Kaepernick’s girlfriend

Deal between league and rapper’s company Roc Nation has drawn criticism that it goes against Kaepernick’s calls for social justiceThe NFL was probably hoping they had solved their Colin Kaepernick problem. The sporting behemoth announced this week they…

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Team USA coach Gregg Popovich praises ‘patriotic’ Colin Kaepernick

Coach says exiled quarterback is trying to make US betterTeam USA are preparing for World Cup in ChinaAs Team USA prepare to represent their country at the Fiba World Cup, their coach, Gregg Popovich, has given his thoughts on patriotism and how some h…

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Race Imboden takes a knee and joins tradition of US athlete protests – video

United States gold medal winning fencer Race Imboden may face sanctions for taking a knee during the medal ceremony at the 2019 Pan-Am Games. Imboden’s gesture preceded a similar protest on Saturday by American hammer thrower Gwen Berry, who raised her…

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Donald Trump: ‘I’d love to see Colin Kaepernick come in, if he’s good enough’

Trump says Kaepernick should be employed by NFL teamVeteran quarterback ready to compete to play, source saysFree-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be employed by an NFL team, US president Donald Trump told reporters outside of the White House …

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‘Denied work for 889 days’: Colin Kaepernick says he’s set on NFL return

Free-agent quarterback appears in football shape in new videoKaepernick, 31, has not played since final week of 2016 seasonColin Kaepernick last played in Week 17 of the 2016 season, but the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is not ready to give u…

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‘We’re going backwards’: Eric Reid will kneel for anthem in upcoming NFL season

Panthers safety is a close friend of Colin KaepernickPlayer protested last season with little backlash from fansCarolina Panthers safety Eric Reid, the first player to kneel alongside Colin Kaepernick, said he will continue to protest during the nation…