Kaepernick still wants NFL chance, writing memoir

Kaepernick still wants NFL chance, writing memoir
By Reuters

13/02/2020 at 15:01Updated 13/02/2020 at 15:03

Colin Kaepernick hopes to return to the NFL but has other plans if his football playing days are over.

Kaepernick is writing a memoir and planning to launch a publishing company,
affording him a chance to answer questions and help steer a narrative he
believes has largely been controlled by others.

"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."

The 32-year-old is likely running out of time to get back into the NFL, which
has been Kaepernick's goal since 2017.

"My desire to play football is still there," Kaepernick said. "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."

Kaepernick is not playing in the XFL relaunch and commissioner Oliver Luck
claimed this week the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback could be on the
field if not for high salary demands.

Kaepernick Publishing has partnered with Audible and his memoir is due out
this year.

"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," Kaepernick told USA Today. "It controls who's
loved, who's hated, who's degraded and who's celebrated."

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