Colin Kaepernick

  • Colin Kaepernick Feb 13

    Kaepernick to Release Memoir Through His Publishing Company

    Colin Kaepernick can add author and publisher to his resume.

  • Coach Nov 24, 2019

    NFL and Kaepernick Still at Odds Over Workout Opportunity

    A week after Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout fell apart, disagreements and distrust about it remain on issues such as its timing, who was invited and who could film the quarterback. In conversations with The Associated Press, representatives from both sides blamed each other for what went wrong on Nov. 16. Kaepernick’s side said the NFL orchestrated a workout as a...

  • Chicago Bears Nov 14, 2019

    Bears Not Among Teams Planning to Attend Colin Kaepernick Workout

    Colin Kaepernick will host a highly-publicized workout in Atlanta this weekend, and although 11 teams have already committed to sending representatives to evaluate the quarterback, the Chicago Bears are currently not planning on attending.

  • Chicago Aug 30, 2019

    Meek Mill, Meghan Trainor Headline Free NFL Pregame Concert

    Meek Mill and Meghan Trainor are helping kick off the new social change partnership between the NFL and Jay-Z before the season-opening game in Chicago next week.

  • NBC Aug 20, 2019

    Colin Kaepernick Reveals the Specific Police Shooting That Led Him to Kneel

    In an interview with online magazine Paper, Kaepernick said his protests were a response to a deadly December 2015 confrontation between San Francisco police officers and Mario Woods, 26, in the city’s Bayview neighborhood. Woods, a suspect in a stabbing attack, died after being shot 20 times after he allegedly refused police orders to drop his knife. Woods’ family sued...

  • Eric Hinton Aug 20, 2019

    Dolphins’ Stills Objects to Comments by Jay-Z About NFL Deal

    Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills objected Monday to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.

  • Eric Hinton Aug 14, 2019

    Jay-Z Defends NFL Deal With Roc Nation, Talks Kaepernick

    A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick, but he’s also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes.

  • NFL Aug 13, 2019

    NFL Teaming With Jay-Z on Entertainment and Social Activism

    The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and entrepreneur’s company to “strengthen community through music and the NFL’s Inspire Change...

  • Donald Trump Aug 11, 2019

    Americans Protest on Medals Stand at Pan Am Games

    Two Americans used their medal-winning moments at the Pan American Games to draw attention to social issues back home that they feel are spiraling out of control. During their medals ceremonies at the multi-sport event in Lima, fencer Race Imboden took a knee and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist. Both athletes could represent the U.S. less than a...

  • NBC News Aug 8, 2019

    Colin Kaepernick Video Aims to Remind NFL: He’s Still Ready to Play Football

    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is pumped and still ready to play football. The player — best known for kneeling during the national anthem as a protest against systemic racism — on Wednesday posted video of himself working out, declaring “5 am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready,” in a not-so-subtle reminder to NFL teams...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    US Women’s Team Boldly Embraces Off-the-Field Activist Role

    Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in the workplace, having sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay and treatment vis-a-vis the men’s...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    US Women’s Team Boldly Embraces Off-the-Field Activist Role

    Setting itself apart from other great American sports teams, the U.S. women’s soccer team is embracing a front-line role in social justice causes even as it savors a fourth world championship. The players are now world leaders in the push for gender equity in the workplace, having sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for equal pay and treatment vis-a-vis the men’s...

  • Chicago Cubs Jul 4, 2019

    Chicago Cubs Affiliate Calls Out Colin Kaepernick in Social Media Post

    Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was back in the news this week after Nike pulled a shoe featuring an American Revolution-era U.S. flag, and a Chicago Cubs affiliate shared its opinions of that decision this week.

  • NFL Jul 2, 2019

    Nike Pulls Sneakers With ‘Betsy Ross’ American Flag After Colin Kaepernick Complains

    Nike is pulling sneakers featuring an early American flag after former NFL football player Colin Kaepernick told the company it shouldn’t sell a shoe that he and others consider offensive, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Kaepernick reportedly contacted Nike officials saying he and others felt the “Betsy Ross” flag — featuring 13 stars in...

  • CEO Jun 12, 2019

    How the Larry Nassar Scandal Has Affected Others

    William Strampel, a former Michigan State University dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar, was found guilty Wednesday of neglect of duty but was acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. It’s the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been charged, fired or forced...

  • Canada May 21, 2019

    Warriors Beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals Berth

    Experience bred confidence for the Golden State Warriors, even when challenged by the upstart Portland Trail Blazers. No matter how far they were down, they’ve been through too much to ever think they’re out. “We just really understand what we’re capable of on both sides of the basketball,” Draymond Green said. “We’re never out of the fight. That’s just always...

  • georgia Feb 23, 2019

    Ole Miss Players Kneel in Response to Confederacy Rally

    Eight University of Mississippi basketball players kneeled during the national anthem Saturday before a victory over Georgia in response to a Confederacy rally near the arena. With the teams lined up across the court at the free throw lines, six players took a knee and bowed at the start of the “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Two other players later joined them.

  • CEO Feb 19, 2019

    USA Gymnastics Hires New CEO: NBA Exec Li Li Leung

    Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself “embedded” in the sport while serving as a vice president with the NBA, Leung kept waiting for things to get better. Only they didn’t. Leadership changed. More...

  • New England Patriots Feb 18, 2019

    Report: Colin Kaepernick’s Attorney Cites Patriots as Possible Landing Spot

    The Boston Globe reported that Mark Geragos, Colin Kaepernick’s attorney, said his client wants to compete and play football.

  • Donald Trump Feb 15, 2019

    Kaepernick, Eric Reid Settle Collusion Grievances With NFL

    Colin Kaepernick and the NFL have resolved their grievances, Kaepernick’s attorneys and the league said Friday in a statement that didn’t go into many details. Attorneys Mark Geragos and Ben Meiselas released the statement on behalf of Kaepernick and his former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid, who initiated NFL players’ kneeling protests against police brutality during the national anthem....

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