While he still has zero offers from NFL teams, Colin Kaepernick will move forward with his career by launching a publishing company that will release his memoir in partnership with Audible.
Kaepernick told USAToday Tuesday “I learned early on that in fighting against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, who controls the narrative shapes the reality of how the world views society.”
“I’ve had a lot of questions surrounding what got me to the point of protesting,” he said. “Why did I do it? Why did I do it at that moment? Why wasn’t it earlier in my career? A lot of questions surrounding what led me to that point. Which led me to wanting to share that story and give insight. So I think there’s a lot of interest around it, but time will tell when the book comes out.”
If an NFL team wants to take a shot at letting him play, Kaepernick claims he’s still game “My desire to play football is still there. I still train five days a week.” Kapernick said “I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. I’m still waiting on the owners and their partners to stop running from this situation. So I hope I get a call this offseason. I’ll be looking forward to it.”
USAToday reports Kaepernick, 32, has been unsigned by NFL teams since 2017 after he protested police brutality against African Americans and other social injustices by kneeling during the national anthem the previous season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Colin Kaepernick is planning to release his memoir this year through a new publish company he is starting.
His yet-to-be-named memoir should fill in the gaps of the past few years, as well as provide more insight on the motivation and methods behind his activism. Though Kaepernick has been engaged in self-empowerment efforts for black and brown people through his Know Your Rights Camps, he has rarely conducted news media interviews or been available in other public forums.
Undoubtedly, many will want to hear from Kaepernick, who despite being shunned by NFL teams has become a prominent cultural figure – especially among African Americans.