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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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Colin Kaepernick's All Smiles with His Legal Team After NFL Settlement

Colin Kaepernick
All Smiles After NFL Settlement

The settlement is confidential, but Colin Kaepernick sure looks happy the day after striking a deal with the NFL. Colin posed with his legal team -- led by Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas -- early… READ MORE >

Larry Johnson Goes Scorched Earth On Colin Kaepernick, You're a Sellout!

Ex-NFL Star Larry Johnson
Goes Scorched Earth On Kap ... You're a Sellout!!!

Ex-NFL star Larry Johnson just WENT OFF on Colin Kaepernick -- saying a true civil rights leader like MLK would have fought the NFL to the bitter end instead of taking settlement money from the… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Colin Kaepernick Strikes Settlement with NFL In Collusion Case

Colin Kaepernick
Strikes Settlement with NFL ... In Collusion Case

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid say their legal war with the NFL is over -- after striking a confidential settlement with the league.  Kaepernick and Reid had filed a lawsuit against the NFL… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Congressman Says 'Grave Injustice' Kareem Hunt's In NFL And Not Kaepernick

U.S. Congressman
Kareem Hunt's In NFL, But No Kap? ... 'Grave Injustice'

U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson says it's a "grave injustice" that Kareem Hunt is getting a second chance in the NFL before Colin Kaepernick. Hunt was signed to a 1-year deal by the… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Touches Down in L.A. While AAF Kicks Off

Colin Kaepernick
Touches Down In Los Angeles ... While AAF Kicks Off

Here's video of Colin Kaepernick arriving in Los Angeles while the rest of the non-NFL football world shows out for jobs by playing in the AAF ... something Kap clearly has no plans of doing. Kap… READ MORE >

- 6 days ago
Akon Sides With NFL in Kaepernick Super Bowl Debate

Akon to Black Artists
Passing on Super Bowl Doesn't Help ... And I'll Tell You Why

Akon's got a hot take on African-American singers and rappers blowing off the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show, and it sounds like he's NOT exactly down with the boycott in support of Colin… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Chip Kelly Says Kaepernick Should Be In NFL, 'He's Ready To Go'

Chip Kelly
Kaepernick Should Be In NFL ... 'He's Ready To Go'

Colin Kaepernick is not only good enough to play in the NFL right now ... he's "ready to go" for a tryout ASAP -- so says his ex-49ers coach, Chip Kelly. Kap played under Chip back in 2016… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Colin Kaepernick's Attorney Calls BS on Roger Goodell, You Think Mark Sanchez Is Better?!

Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer
Calls BS On Goodell ... You Think Mark Sanchez Is Better?!

Colin Kaepernick's attorney just went off on NFL Commish Roger Goodell -- claiming his explanation that teams just don't think Colin can help them win is the biggest crock he's ever heard. … READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Roger Goodell Explains Why Kaepernick's Not On NFL Roster

Roger Goodell
Here's Why Kaepernick's Out of NFL

Roger Goodell was just asked -- twice -- why he thinks Colin Kaepernick is not on an NFL roster ... and he pointed the finger at NFL teams who don't believe the QB can help them win games. … READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Jermaine Dupri Denies Doing Super Bowl Halftime Show, 'No Means No'

Jermaine Dupri
Denies Doing SB Halftime Show ... 'No Means No'

Jermaine Dupri says super producer Jazze Pha is WRONG -- he never signed on to participate in the Super Bowl halftime show ... but it has nothing to do with Colin Kaepernick.  Pha is a… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
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