Last month, president Donald Trump called for players to stand during the anthem or for owners to fire them.
The 29-year old is ‘taking meetings with publishers in the New York offices of WME, ‘ according to the New York Post.
San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid called the discussion a great starting point, but he would continue to protest “until we get more concrete plans and to where I feel like I don’t need to protest anymore because the National Football League is providing a better platform”. In his first post-game interview he was asked why he sat down during the national anthem, Kaepernick said that he recognized the stance he took could lose him endorsement deals and another spot on an NFL roster.
Kaepernick is represented by Carlos Fleming, who works for William Morris Endeavor in NY.
And, yes, these are young men who are making a lot of money.
Meanings and definitions are important. As much as some of the citizens of this country would like to pretend that these issues are not about race, news flash – they are. Kaepernick is one of the only people who still remains scarred from his examples of free speech – a free agent who appears to have been blacklisted by the league.
Kaepernick has been known to be very close friends with Shaun King, an outspoken leader of the Black Lives Matter movement. He visited the Obama White House, lectured at Yale, and ran for mayor of Baltimore.
But Colin Kaepernick is still cashing in.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been relatively quiet as the national anthem protest trend he started has spiraled out of control.
“That was one of the things, they thought they were going to put a mandate in that you have to stand up and that you weren’t allowed to kneel”, he said.
I suppose it depends on your definition of “oppression” because Kaepernick just cashed in.
Neither report had any details of the focus or format of the book.