Hasn’t the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick been pretty quiet lately… seeing the national anthem protest trend he started has spiraled out of control?!
For those interested in his thoughts, Kaepernick signed a $1 million deal with Random House imprint One World to write a book about his “thoughts.”
Recently, Kaepernick had been meeting with publishers at the New York office of his talent agency, WME.
NFL aspirations fading
Finally… he took a hint! It’s becoming more apparent for Kaepernick he’s unlikely to play in the NFL anytime soon, seeing that no team has the balls to pick him up, and the fact he’s an injured second-rate quarterback.
However, the reasons teams have been giving Kaepernick for not signing have been mostly mundane and defensible. Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians gave a strangely false response after his starting quarterback was injured Sunday.
Accusing the owners
His new job as “author” doesn’t mean Kaepernick has given up on football entirely. The quarterback recently filed a grievance against the league where he claims the NFL owners have colluded to keep him off a roster.
Unless team personnel left a trail of communications indicating collusion, that’s going to be extremely difficult to prove. Kaepernick’s lawyers have started requesting the emails and cell phone records from teams and NFL executives.
Kaepernick has been in some recent high-profile missteps. He took the limelight when he said he didn’t vote in the presidential election because he didn’t want to support “a system of oppression,” or when he donned a Fidel Castro shirt, praising Cuba’s literacy rates.
However, Kaepernick has continued to be active in community service, donating nearly $1 million to charitable organizations.