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Kaepernick Still Wants to Play. In the Meantime, a Memoir

Book will be released via his newly launched Kaepernick Publishing company
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2020 12:34 PM CST
In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, former NFL football quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seen at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

(Newser) – Colin Kaepernick still hasn't found a new home within the NFL, but that doesn't mean he's been sitting home twiddling his thumbs. The in-limbo quarterback announced on Thursday what's next on his plate: He's launching a new publishing company, Kaepernick Publishing, and will be releasing his own memoir through it, the New York Times reports. "I want to tell the story of my evolution, and the events that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it will inspire others to rise in action," the 32-year-old said in a statement, which notes Kaepernick promises to share "the life experiences that led him to risk his career as a star NFL Super Bowl quarterback in one silent act of protest."

The release is referring to his kneeling during past NFL games during the national anthem to protest racial oppression and police brutality. The memoir will also be released as an audiobook via the Audible platform. This development doesn't mean Kaepernick has given up on his dream to play for the league, however. "My desire to play football is still there," he tells USA Today. "I still train five days a week. I'm ready to go. ... 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." (Read more Colin Kaepernick stories.)

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