Seven Years After Taking a Knee, $20,000,000 Earning Colin Kaepernick Encounters Biography Controversy

Published 09/06/2023, 6:25 AM EDT

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Colin Kaepernick is a champion of social change. But his social activism often sparks controversy, just like the recent ‘biography controversy’. But much before that, it was his kneeling protest during the national anthem that created a major stir. Taking a knee during the national anthem as a sign of protest brought his NFL career to a sudden halt. Now, seven years later, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is eager to make an NFL comeback, patiently waiting for an opportunity.

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Meanwhile, Kaepernick built a reputation through his philanthropic endeavors and noteworthy brand endorsements. He will also be the cover athlete for the upcoming arcade-style football game, “Wild Card Football”, which releases in October. However, the $20 million star once again finds himself in the spotlight. This time, a new controversy has embroiled him, and it has attracted criticism from his detractors.

Colin Kaepernick embroiled in children’s book controversy

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Colin Kaepernick’s publishing company is set to release a biography about an activist who admired figures like Osama bin Laden and Mao Zedong. The children’s book, titled ‘The Bridges Yuri Built: How Yuri Kochiyama Marched Across Movements’, chronicles her life as an activist by her great-granddaughter, Kai Naima Williams.

Kap’s publishing company posted the news on its Instagram page. It immediately stirred controversy because of names associated with the author and the book’s main character.

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The book’s description read: “Through imaginative writing and vibrant illustrations by Anastasia Magloire Williams, THE BRIDGES YURI BUILT is sure to inspire young readers to embrace Yuri’s unwavering belief that together we can build a bridge to a better world.

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The outcome of this new controversy remains uncertain. But for the NFL quarterback, controversy has been a recurring theme, one of which derailed his NFL career.

Colin Kaepernick’s protest derailed his NFL career!

Colin Kaepernick was once a standout NFL quarterback. Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, he had a successful six-season career in the league. One of his notable achievements was leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl LVII finals against the Baltimore Ravens, although they narrowly lost 34-31.

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However, his career took a dramatic turn in 2016 when he kneeled during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial discrimination. The protest derailed Kaepernick’s potential future in the NFL.

The NFL initially allowed players to protest during the anthem but later banned the practice. Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since the 2016 season. This was despite his impressive NFL career. He set a record for the most combined passing and rushing yards by a player in their first career playoff game,

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Now, after seven years, the former NFL player turned social activist is seeking an opportunity with any NFL team to showcase his skills once again.

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