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Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is a NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers who made headlines when he began sitting or taking a knee as the National Anthem played in the stadium during the 2016 football preseason. The mixed race athlete was using his notoriety to give voice to the voiceless. He was making a political statement about racism, oppression, and police brutality in America by opting out of the “Star-Spangled Banner” prior to games. Other athletes followed suit in solidarity, but Kaepernick faced threats and backlash from critics. Kaepernick was born on November 3, 1987 to white biological mother Heidi Russo in Milwaukee, WI. He was adopted and raised by Teresa and Rick Kaepernick, a white couple, in Turlock, CA. He attended the University of Nevada and is the founder of the Colin Kaepernick Foundation to fight oppression. Colin also hosts the Know Your Rights Camp for youth to get educated on how to interact with law enforcement. Kaepernick was featured on the cover of the October 3, 2016 issue of “Time” magazine.

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Terrell Owens Says Mike Vick is Wrong About Colin Kaepernick's Hair

Terrell Owens
Mike Vick's Wrong About Kaepernick ... His Hair's Irrelevant

Terrell Owens says it's absolutely ridiculous for Mike Vick to suggest Colin Kaepernick should cut his afro to be more presentable to NFL teams ... telling TMZ Sports Kap's hairdo is… READ MORE >

Colin Kaepernick Fires Back At Mike Vick, 'Stockholm Syndrome'

Colin Kaepernick
Fires Back At Mike Vick 'Stockholm Syndrome'

Colin Kaepernick believes Mike Vick has been "brainwashed" -- and his advice to cut his afro is the result of Stockholm Syndrome. Here's the deal ... Kaep just posted an Instagram message that's… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Marlon Wayans to Mike Vick: You're a Cornrow'd Hypocrite!

Marlon Wayans to Mike Vick:
You're a Cornrow'd Hypocrite!

How does Marlon Wayans feel about Mike Vick telling Colin Kaepernick to cut his afro? "Aw, Mike Vick! You had damn cornrows! What the hell!" Marlon says Vick is dead wrong with his image makeover… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Mike Vick: Colin Kaepernick Should Cut Afro If He Wants NFL Job

Mike Vick
Kaepernick Should Cut Afro ... If He Wants NFL Job

Mike Vick says Colin Kaepernick should chop off his afro and go with a more "clean cut" hairstyle if he really wants a shot at playing in the NFL again.  Vick laid out his strategy for the… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Dean Cain Still Pissed Over Kaepernick Protest, 'Disrespected the Flag'

Dean Cain
Kaepernick Dissed the Flag ... I'm Still Mad About It

Dean Cain is still upset about Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest -- telling TMZ Sports, "I know a lot of people who fought and died for that flag. I would never disrespect it like… READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Supporters Gather At NFL Headquarters (VIDEO)

Colin Kaepernick
Supporters Gather At NFL HQ 'We Stand For Him'

Colin Kaepernick's most passionate supporters gathered at the NFL Headquarters in NYC Wednesday ... expressing their solidarity with the free agent QB. Kevin Livingston of "100 Suits For 100 Men"… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Vernon Davis Says Colin Kaepernick Can Still Play, 'Great Teammate' (VIDEO)

Vernon Davis
Kaepernick Can Still Play 'Great Teammate'

Colin Kaepernick's old 49ers teammate, Vernon Davis, is going to bat for the QB -- saying the guy isn't just a great player, but he's "one of those guys that you want on your team." Vernon told… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
FS1's Joy Taylor: Seems 49ers Sandbagging Colin Kaepernick

FS1's Joy Taylor
Seems 49ers Sandbagging Colin Kaepernick

Are the 49ers trying to sabotage Colin Kaepernick?  It's possible ... according to FS1 star Joy Taylor who says it seems like much of the bad info hitting the media about CK is coming from… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Praised As Hero For Donating 50 Custom Suits To Ex-Cons

Colin Kaepernick
Praised As 'Hero' After Donating 50 Custom Suits To Ex-Cons

Colin Kaepernick is a hero to ex-convicts and men still behind bars ... so says a community organizer who Colin blessed with a huge donation.  TMZ Sports spoke with Kevin… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Charlamagne tha God Says Colin Kaepernick Is Getting Screwed (VIDEO)

Charlamagne Tha God
Colin Kaepernick Is Getting Screwed

If Colin Kaepernick was on fire ... next to a burning American flag ... which one would you put out? That's what Charlamagne tha God wants to know -- and if you even hesitate before answering,… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
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