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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.

LATEST STORIES
  
Cameron Jordan on Kaepernick: 'There's Less Talented QBs Playing'

NFL's Cameron Jordan
On Kaepernick: 'There's Less Talented QBs Playing'

When it comes to Colin Kaepernick, New Orleans Saints star Cameron Jordan says one thing's for sure -- "There's quarterbacks less talented playing [in the NFL]." Jordan knows a little something… READ MORE >

Pete Carroll Says 'Opportunity Still Open' for Kaepernick On Seahawks

Seahawks' Pete Carroll
'Opportunity Still Open' for Kaepernick

Pete Carroll is not slamming the door on the Seattle Seahawks signing Colin Kaepernick -- claiming "the discussion and the opportunity is still open." Of course, there's definitely a backstory… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Hits NFL Headquarters to Depose Roger Goodell, 'I'm Doing Great'

Colin Kaepernick
Hits NFL Headquarters to Depose Goodell

Colin Kaepernick just arrived at NFL headquarters in NYC flanked by his high-powered legal team ready to grill Roger Goodell like a cheeseburger ... and he had a message for his supporters. … READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Common to NFL: Don't Blackball Colin Kaepernick, 'This Is America'

Common to NFL
Don't Blackball Colin Kaepernick ... 'This Is America'

Colin Kaepernick has been told flat-out he can't get an NFL tryout unless he quits kneeling ... and Common says that ain't right, especially not in this country.  … READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Todd Gurley to Dez Bryant: 'Come to the Rams!'

Todd Gurley
Hey, Dez Bryant ... 'Come to the Rams!'

Todd Gurley ain't wasting any time recruiting the newest top WR in free agency -- sending a message to Dez Bryant, "Come to the Rams!" "I'd love to have Dez, man," Gurley told us at LAX moments… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Seahawks 86'd Colin Kaepernick Workout Over Kneeling Stipulation

Seahawks
86'd Kaepernick Workout Over Kneeling Stipulation

The Seattle Seahawks told Colin Kaepernick not to bother coming to a planned workout unless he promised he would NOT continue his kneeling protest ... sources with knowledge of the situation tell… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Johnny Manziel Speaks Out on Colin Kaepernick Comparisons and Controversy

Johnny Manziel
Speaks Out on Kaepernick Comparisons

Johnny Manziel's had it with the controversy over his quest to return to the NFL being compared to Colin Kaepernick's situation, and he's speaking out in favor of Kaep ... and himself. The former… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Colin Kaepernick All Smiles After Legal Showdown with Texans Owner

Colin Kaepernick
All Smiles After Legal Showdown with Texans Owner

Colin Kaepernick sure seemed to be in a good mood in Houston on Friday -- after personally attending the deposition of Texans owner Bob McNair in his collusion case against the NFL.  TMZ… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
O.J. Simpson Rips Colin Kaepernick, 'Bad Choice Attacking the Flag'

O.J. Simpson
Rips Colin Kaepernick 'Bad Choice Attacking the Flag'

O.J. Simpson says he agrees with Donald Trump -- Colin Kaepernick "made a mistake" taking a knee during the national anthem ... and completely disrespected the American flag.  "I think Colin… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Brandon Marshall Says All NFL Players Support Colin Kaepernick

Broncos' Brandon Marshall
All NFL Players Support Kaepernick

The owners might be scared ... but virtually all the players in the NFL support Colin Kaepernick and want him back in the league ... this according to Denver Broncos LB Brandon Marshall. Marshall… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
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