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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
  
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 >

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 >

- 49 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 >

- 60 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 >

- 62 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 >

- 63 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 >

- 64 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 >

- 64 days 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 >

- 67 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 >

- 68 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 >

- 76 days ago
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