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Kaepernick teams with Disney for racial injustice programs

Jul 07, 2020 - 10:08 PM

The Walt Disney Company announces the multi-project deal to 'explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity'

MOVEMENT. Colin Kaepernick takes his advocacy for racial injustice to the next level with the Walt Disney Company. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Getty Images North America/ AFP

Former NFL star Kaepernick gets six-part Netflix series

Jun 30, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Colin Kaepernick, who launched kneeling protests during US national anthem, will be the subject of a Netflix docu-series

FORMATIVE YEARS. Colin Kaepernick (center) of the San Francisco 49ers kneelS in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/AFP

Vilified to vindicated: What next for Kaepernick?

Jun 19, 2020 - 3:08 PM

Controversial NFL star Colin Kaepernick took a knee on the right side of history

COMEBACK? It’s still uncertain if Colin Kaepernick (right) would get a chance to play again. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/AFP

Trump has change of heart, Kaepernick 'absolutely' deserves a shot

Jun 18, 2020 - 2:43 PM

US President Trump's latest comments come two days after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged teams to sign the controversial Colin Kaepernick

PEACEFUL PROTEST. Colin Kaepernick (center) and San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game in 2016. Photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP

NFL chief Goodell encourages clubs to sign exiled Kaepernick

Jun 16, 2020 - 2:31 PM

After a kneeling protest kept Colin Kaepernick out of of the league, the NFL says it will 'support a club' that decides to welcome the controversial quarterback

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7, and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Seahawks coach says team interested in Kaepernick

Jun 13, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Former NFL star and outspoken social justice advocate Colin Kaepernick may have a future in the league again

SILENT PROTEST. In 2016, Colin Kaepernick (center) sparked controversy for kneeling pregame as protest to racial injustice. Photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP

Kaepernick deserves apology, job – Jenkins

Jun 10, 2020 - 4:41 PM

Despite apologizing for its botched handling of players’ peaceful protests, the NFL has yet to directly address Colin Kaepernick's case

INJUSTICE. Colin Kaepernick (right) and Eric Reid of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game in 2016. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America/AFP

LOOKBACK: Top athletes who spoke out against oppression

Jun 07, 2020 - 8:52 PM

These superstar athletes bravely fought bigger battles outside their sport

THE GOOD FIGHT. NBA legend Bill Russell (left) and LeBron James prove to be champions even off the court. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kaepernick defends protesters after police killing

May 29, 2020 - 12:03 PM

Controversial NFL star Colin Kaepernick supports the protest against the police killing of George Floyd

SILENT PROTEST. Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice sparked controversy in 2016. file photo

Kaepernick's lawyer says quarterback still wants to play

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Mark Geragos, whose past clients include pop icon Michael Jackson, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers or the Patriots acquire Colin Kaepernick

RARING FOR COMEBACK. Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 before severing his contract with the San Francisco 49ers the following year. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP


Colin Kaepernick fronts Nike's 'Just Do It' ad campaign

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is the face of the sporting equipment giant's iconic slogan, which marks its 30th anniversary

STANDING UP. Due to his activism, Colin Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since early 2017. Photo from Kaepernick's Twitter account (@Kaepernick7)


Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Kaepernick will eventually be signed by a team, NFL commish Goodell believes

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:04 AM

Pressed on whether he felt Kaepernick was good enough to earn a place on an NFL roster Goodell replied: I m not a football expert

BLACKLISTED. Colin Kaepernick's failure to find a team when several less talented players have managed to win contracts has led to speculation that Kaepernick is paying the price for his activism. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Athlete activists make voices heard

Oct 31, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The scattered protests are part of a trend towards activism among athletes that has become increasingly visible in recent years

PROTEST. This file photo taken on October 22, 2016 shows Eric Reid #35 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneeling in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Controversial Kaepernick set for first NFL start this season

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:12 AM

Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has polarized audiences by protesting the US national anthem will start against the Buffalo Bills

STARTING QB. Colin Kaepernick will get his chance to make his statement on the field against the Bills. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Curry back Kaepernick but won't protest anthem

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:44 PM

The NBA has a league rule which requires players to stand for the national anthem

NO PROTEST. NBA stars Stephen Curry and LeBron James will not protest the anthem despite supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA ready to help players take 'meaningful action' on social issues

Sep 23, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The league and the Players Association working together have begun developing substantive ways for us to come together and take meaningful action

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NFL: Kaepernick says he received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:43 AM

The 49ers quarterback says his protest of the US national anthem has led to death threats he says

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images/AFP

NFL players protest anthem on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 12, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Several NFL players join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick s controversial protest against racial inequality on the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks

An overall view of CenturyLink Field during the playing of the National Anthem at an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

Kaepernick booed after latest anthem boycott in San Diego

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Kaepernick triggered furious debate over his decision to sit during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner

SITTING STAND. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has polarized the sports world with his protest of race relations in America. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

NFL star Kaepernick explains decision to protest US national anthem

Aug 29, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has angered some by refusing to stand for the national anthem

SITTING STAND. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has polarized the sports world with his protest of race relations in America. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

NFL: Super Bowl spots at stake in playoff showdowns

Jan 17, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Peyton Manning will lead Denver s record setting offense against Tom Brady and New England for a Super Bowl berth Sunday while Seattle s NFL best defense faces San Francisco for the other spot

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after a touchdown in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of their AFC Divisional Playoff game. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

NFL: 49ers, Broncos punch tickets to conference championship games

Jan 13, 2014 - 7:00 PM

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers while the Denver Broncos topped the San Diego Chargers to earn trips to NFL divisional championship games

GOLD RUSH. San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore gains yardage against the Carolina Panthers. Photo by Davis Turner/EPA