Colin Kaepernick to release new memoir about his on-field activism

Posted at 11:21 AM, Feb 13, 2020

Former NFL quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick is set to release a new memoir, his publishing company announced Thursday.

Kaepernick Publishing said Thursday that Kaperinick's yet-to-be-titled memoir would be the first book to be released by the company.

In an interview with USA Today , Kaepernick says his memoir will dive deeper into his motivation and methods for activism.

"I've had a lot of questions surrounding what got me to the point of protesting," he told USA Today. "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."

Colin Kaepernick last played on the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. During the preseason, he sat for the national anthem and later told reporters it was due to police brutality against black people. A few weeks later, he began kneeling during the anthem, a practice he continued through the 2016 season.

He told USA Today that his desire to play in the NFL again is still there.

"I still train five days a week. 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," he said.

This story was originally published by Joey Greaber on KGUN in Tucson, Arizona.