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Colin Kaepernick to release new memoir under his own publishing company

Posted: 9:50 AM, Feb 13, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-13 11:50:38-05
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Former NFL quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick is set to release a new memoir.

Kaepernick Publishing made the announcement Thursday, making it the first book to be released by his new company.

In an interview with USA Today, Kaepernick says his memoir will dive deeper into his motivation and methods for activism.

“I’ve had a lot of questions surrounding what got me to the point of protesting," he told USA Today. "Why did I do it? Why did I do it at that moment? Why wasn’t it earlier in my career? A lot of questions surrounding what led me to that point. Which led me to wanting to share that story and give insight. So I think there’s a lot of interest around it, but time will tell when the book comes out.”

The new book's title has not been revealed.

Colin Kaepernick last played on the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

During that season, he began kneeling for the national anthem as a sign of protest for racial injustice, leading to him becoming a well-known cultural figure.

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He told USA Today that his desire to play in the NFL again is still there. "I still train five days a week. I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. 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," he said.