Published: Thu, October 26, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Signed A $1 Million Book Deal With One World

Colin Kaepernick Reportedly Signed A $1 Million Book Deal With One World

The NFL and players are expected to meet next week for another round of discussions about national anthem protests, and a big guest may be included: Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, who began kneeling during the national anthem before the 2016 season and now is out of the NFL, did not attend that meeting.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Kaepernick had met with publishers in the NY offices of WME, however neither Kaepernick nor his agent have confirmed the potential book deal.

The two sides issued a joint statement after that first meeting: "The NFL and NFLPA met today to discuss the important issue of social activism by NFL players". Trump's Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game after players from the opposing team, the 49ers, kneeled during the national anthem.

In an October 17 special meeting, 13 current or former players, 11 owners, commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith met in NY to discuss the anthem controversy. Sports, reports that Kaepernick will be attending. I expect that he will be invited to this meeting and we look forward to him joining the conversation.

Kaepernick began the anthem protests last season when he took a knee to raise awareness against racial injustice and police brutality taking place in America. Not to mention, the 29-year-old QB's take on remaining jobless, with most people believing that he has been the victim of blackballing by National Football League owners. That ultimately appeared to have been orchestrated by Trump, who said he asked Pence to walk out in the event that protests occurred during the anthem.

Ever since the 49ers and Kaepernick went separate directions, players - both current and former - have stood beside the quarterback.

That will be a hard allegation to prove, unless team personnel left a trail of communications indicating collusion.

Kaepernick's decision to stay mostly out of the public eye recently may be due to some high-profile missteps he took while in the limelight, like when he said he didn't vote in the presidential election because he didn't want to support a system of oppression, or when he wore a Fidel Castro shirt and praised Cuba's literacy rates.

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