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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
  
Nessa Confronts 'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans For Trashing Kaepernick

Nessa
Confronts 'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans ... For Trashing Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick's girlfriend, Nessa, called out 'Teen Mom' star Jenelle Evans TO HER FACE -- and made her cry -- over an anti-Kaepernick post Evans put on social media.  ... AND IT WAS… READ MORE >

Colin Kaepernick Celebrated with Warriors After Sweeping Portland

Colin Kaepernick
Celebrated with Warriors After Sweeping Portland

Colin Kaepernick wasn't just courtside to watch the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday ... he celebrated the win ON the court after the game! Colin -- sporting a shirt… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Meagan Good to Colin Kaepernick, Let's Do a Movie Together!

Meagan Good
To Kaepernick Let's Do a Movie Together!!!

If Colin Kaepernick is trying to get that Hollywood money ... Meagan Good says she's ALL IN -- telling TMZ Sports, "I'll do a movie with him!!" Of course, Kaepernick's having trouble finding work… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
Colin Kaepernick Plays Football with Quavo for 2nd Annual Huncho Day

Colin Kaepernick
Plays Some Football w/ Quavo ... For 2nd #HunchoDay

Quavo brought out a lot of fire power for his second annual Huncho Day game ... including one Colin Kaepernick, who played QB for the Migos MC. Kaep was one of many celebs who showed out for… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Colin Kaepernick 'Came Out on Top' in NFL Settlement, Says Brandon Marshall

Colin Kaepernick
'Came Out on Top' In NFL Settlement ... Says Brandon Marshall

Colin Kaepernick's ex-teammate, Brandon Marshall, says he views CK's settlement with the NFL as a victory for the QB ... explaining, "It showed that he had some good evidence." Remember,… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
'Shark Tank' Kevin O'Leary Salutes Kaepernick for 'Monetizing' War with NFL

'Shark Tank' Kevin O'Leary
Salutes Kaepernick For 'Monetizing' War with NFL

Kevin O'Leary does NOT agree with Colin Kaepernick's kneeling -- but he DOES respect a good financial haul ... which is why he's praising CK for settling with the NFL.  "I think the… READ MORE >

- 118 days ago
Common Doesn't Think Kaepernick's a Sellout for Settling with NFL

Common
Kap's No Sellout for Settling ... The Journey's What Matters

Colin Kaepernick is far from a sellout by settling with the NFL -- because he shed an important spotlight along the way that won't soon be forgotten ... so says Common.  We got the… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
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 >

- 121 days ago
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 >

- 122 days 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 >

- 122 days ago
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