Colin Kaepernick Snags Million Dollar Book Deal
Colin Kaepernick has inked a book deal worth just over $1 million, according to reports. The former 49ers player is said to have inked the deal with Random House imprint One World. One World has also published for Jay-Z and Ta-Nehisi Coates. As previously reported, Kaepernick is prepping a book. A source says that he had been,
Taking meetings with publishers.
It is speculated that the book may be a memoir, which shares the controversy over his decision to protest the national anthem. No details about the book have yet been shared.
Last year, the 29-year-old gained nationwide attention when he began protesting what he viewed as the oppression of people of color in the United States by not standing while the United States national anthem was being played before the start of games. His actions prompted a wide variety of responses mostly focused on a national scale but on an international scale as well, examples of sports players, teams, and leagues taking part in Kaepernick’s movement include additional athletes in the NFL, other American sports leagues, and German soccer team Hertha BSC. Kaepernick’s current free agency status has also been the subject of discussion and controversy. In 2017, Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL for alleged collusion on part of the team owners.