February 13, 2020
Colin Kaepernick, who caused an uproar in the National Football League by becoming the first player to take a knee during the national anthem.
Kaepernick, who in 2012-13 quarterbacked the San Francisco 49ers to an appearance in the Super Bowl, protested police brutality and social injustice by kneeling during the pregame national anthem in 2016. He has not been with an NFL team since the 49ers released him in March 2017.
The former San Francisco 49er QB, who has been out of football since 2016, will release a memoir sometime this year through a company he has founded called Kaepernick Publishing.
“I want to tell the story of my evolution, and the events that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it will inspire others to rise in action,”
There will be print and e-book versions, and Audible will exclusively release the audio version. No date has been set for the release, although it is expected to be out this year.
Audible has also entered into a multi-project deal with Kaepernick Publishing to create original audio projects focused on “amplifying the voices of notable authors, creators and other influential figures,” according to a company release.
In November 2019, Kaepernick, 32, worked out for seven NFL teams in Georgia, and his representatives sent video of the workout to the 25 teams that did not attend, but he remains unsigned.