It is being reported by sources that quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made the decision to now stand for this coming season’s Nation Anthem.
If you recall, the quarterback started the kneeling protest process while the National Anthem was being sang last season.
Kaepernick kneeled for the entire last football season and now he doesn’t want the kneeling protest to take away from the “positive change” that he believes it has created.
Also, Kaepernick thinks that the support he received from other athletes nationwide, including the NFL and other U.S. sports, has “affirmed the message” that he was trying to send.
For the new season, Kaepernick has decided to opt out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers this week and will become a free agent next week.
He was drafted by San Francisco in the 2011 NFL Draft as the fourth pick in the second round as the 36 overall.
It is also reported that he has hired new agents too.
Kaepernick has a foundation called, The Colin Kaepernick Foundation has pledge $1 million to “oppressed communities” and he will follow for every month with $100,000 that is spread out over a 10 month period to various organizations too.
On his website, Kaepernick says, “I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from 2016 season organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months.”
The 49ers have also matched $1 million in donations too.
He also has a “Know Your Rights Camp” where is says that it’s “is a free campaign for youth fully funded by Colin Kaepernick to raise awareness on higher education, self empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.”
On their website it states that their goal is “To help build a stronger generation of people that will create the change that is much needed in this world.”
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