Quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick will collaborate with Audible on the audiobook of his forthcoming memoir and other projects, the company announced Thursday. "It controls who's loved, who's hated, who's degraded and who's celebrated", Kaepernick said according to USA Today's Jarrett Bell.
The former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers began taking a knee during the national anthem at games in 2016 as a way to protest police brutality against black people in the U.S. His silent protests sparked a national conversation, and even President Donald Trump weighed in.
Kaepernick says he still wants to play football. Why wasn't it earlier in my career?
It's now unclear what the NCAA's timeline for the changes it's proposed is and also unclear how long the XFL is going to last this time around but it'll certainly be interesting to see if the league can position itself as a viable alternative to the traditional route to the NFL over the next few years. "I still train five days a week". The story tells of the experiences that led to the act of protest that has inspired the world. I'm ready to go, I'm ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. "So I think there's a lot of interest around it, but time will tell when the book comes out".
A handful of teams watched Kaepernick and at least one scout reportedly said he still maintained an elite level arm - the same arm that got the 49ers within one play of a Super Bowl victory during the 2012 season.
Kaepernick, 32, has not played in the National Football League since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in 2017 once Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch took over as San Francisco's coach and general manager, respectively.
The now untitled memoir will also be released via Amazon-owned audiobook platform, Audible. So I hope I get a call this offseason.
The league arranged a private workout for him in November that 24-plus teams were expected to attend. "I'll be looking forward to it".