Colin Kaepernick to release memoir

by Peter Heck · Feb 13th, 2020 6:36 pm

Last Updated Feb 14th, 2020 at 8:24 am

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has announced plans to release a personal memoir sometime in 2020. Published by his own Kaepernick Publishing company, the book will detail the events surrounding his controversial decision to protest police brutality by sitting and kneeling during the national anthem.

ESPN reports that an audio version of the book will be released by the Amazon-owned digital platform, Audible.

According to the statement released by Audible, the memoir will share the life experiences that led Kaepernick to risk his career as an NFL quarterback in one silent act of protest.

As recently as last Tuesday, Kaepernick has expressed an interest in returning to professional football. Last November, the NFL arranged a widely publicized workout for Kaepernick, allowing him to bring his own video team, use his own receivers, and even approving Nike to shoot a sponsor advertisement during the event. Despite all that, Kaepernick demanded a last minute change of venue and the NFL declined to participate.

Regarding his memoir, Kaepernick says he hopes it "inspire(s) others to rise in action" against "systemic oppression."