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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
  
Donald Trump Fires Another Shot at Colin Kaepernick

Donald Trump
Fires Another Shot at Kaepernick

Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick would have been A LOT better off if he would have just "honored" the American flag and stood for the national anthem.  Trump didn't mention Kaep by name… READ MORE >

NFL Owners Only Care About Money, Not Activism, Says NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith

NFL Owners
Only Care About Money, Not Activism ... Says Head of NFLPA

The head of the NFL Players Association says NFL owners only care about one thing -- money.  DeMaurice Smith -- executive director of the NFLPA -- was speaking at George Washington University… READ MORE >

- 88 days ago
Robert Kraft Ripped Trump In Front of NFL Owners, Players

Robert Kraft
Ripped Trump In Front of NFL Owners, Players

Seems Robert Kraft's bromance with Donald Trump is over ... because the Patriots owner reportedly slammed the President during an October meeting with NFL owners, players and league execs. … READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
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 >

- 91 days ago
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 >

- 94 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 >

- 97 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 >

- 101 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 >

- 101 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 >

- 102 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 >

- 121 days ago
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