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Colin Kaepernick Writing Memoir On National Anthem Protest

Speaking to NYT, he explained, "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". Despite his career effectively being ripped away from him for believing in his principles, Kaepernick's love of the game hasn't gone anywhere and he wants to return to the NFL.

Colin Kaepernick's protest against police brutality and racial inequality had imminent consequences, as he was effectively blackballed from the NFL for leading awareness with his protest during the national anthem.

The now untitled memoir will also be released via Amazon-owned audiobook platform, Audible.

"My protest was the culmination of years of thought and experiences, of learning and unlearning", Kaepernick said in the release.

After playing six seasons with the 49ers, and leading the team to the 2013 Super Bowl, Kaepernick severed his contract in 2017. "So I not only wanted to give insight into what led me to protest through my memoir, I wanted to make sure I was able to retain the ownership over my story in the process". However, due to a dispute over a liability waiver, the quarterback moved the workout to a local high school. "I still train five days a week".

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"My desire to play football is still there". 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. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way".

Prior to 1990, the NFL was the only professional sports league that required college athletes to use up all four years of eligibility before commissioner Paul Tagliabue revised the rulebook to allow prospective pros to declare for the draft following their junior year.

"It was about opportunity, a credible opportunity", Goodell said of the November workout, as per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume.



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