Colin Kaepernick reportedly agrees to $1M book deal

  • Colin Kaepernick reportedly agrees to $1M book deal

Colin Kaepernick reportedly agrees to $1M book deal

Although Kaepernick has not played for the NFL this season, players have continued to kneel or sit during the national anthem in solidarity with Kaepernick.

According to The Bleacher Report, the former 49ers quarterback is reportedly hashing out a $1 million book contract with Random House imprint One World. The meeting is expected to happen Tuesday in NY. What far too many people fail to understand about the act of kneeling-aside from being a Constitutionally-protected form of protest-is that as recently as 2009, the National Football League didn't send teams out of the locker room until after the anthem was finished; that year, the Department of Defense used taxpayer dollars to launch an advertising campaign with the National Football League, which included bringing the teams out to honor the flag. Many other players joined him in the protest, which has spread to other sports and other countries.

Colin Kaepernick, who popularized the controversial gesture of kneeling during the US national anthem, will likely be invited to a meeting with the NFL to discuss social issues and protests, the league said on Wednesday.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins had informally invited Kaepernick, who did not attend.

Kaepernick last week filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the league of collusion because he has yet to be signed by another team. The NFL now says they expect Kaepernick to be invited to the next meeting. The Cardinals (3-4) are one game out of a wild-card spot, but will go forward with Stanton and Blaine Gabbert, who lost the starting job last season with the 49ers to Kaepernick and is 9-34 in his career as a starting quarterback.

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.