Colin Kaepernick To Release New Memoir This Year
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced plans to release a new memoir to be released this year through his newly formed company, Kaepernick Publishing.
In a exlcusive interview with USA Today Sports Kaepernick the yet to be named memoir will detail his motivation and methods behind his activism.
“I learned early on that in fighting against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, who controls the narrative shapes the reality of how the world views society,” “It controls who’s loved, who’s hated, who’s degraded and who’s celebrated.”
The 32 year old Kaepernick still has dreams of returning to the NFL. He has been unsigned since 2017 after he protested police brutality against African Americans and other social injustices by kneeling during the national anthem as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
“My desire to play football is still there,” Kaepernick said. “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 forward to it.”
Since being shun by the NFL he made a major impact in the African American community and prominent cultural figure. He helped shine a light on social injustice on a national stage. Other players, and celebrities have followed in his footsteps by starting organizations to address the issue. Kaepernick has been advocating for self-empowerment for black and brown people through his Know Your Rights Camps.
The book and publishing company – he’ll also release an audio version and content from other authors through Audible. Rumor has it that Kaepernick may have commanded a seven-figure advance had he shopped his memoir on the market.
To read the full Colin Kaepernick interview visit USA Today.