Kaepernick was the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers past year when he started kneeling during the pre-game playing of The Star-Spangled Banner as a way to draw attention to racial inequality and social injustice in the wake of several police shootings of unarmed African-Americans. "There are bodies on the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder".
Kaepernick hasn't gotten an offer from an NFL franchise despite producing better stats last season than some now employed starting and backup quarterbacks in the league.
News of the book deal comes as it becomes more apparent that Kaepernick is unlikely to play in the National Football League anytime soon.
Details on the book deal remain scarce as an official announcement has yet to be made, but if you had to guess, the book is probably about Colin's kneeling protest, racism, and other social injustices going on in America right now.
The players' union and its members decide who attends such gatherings; the league and players met last week in NY in the wake of backlash concerning player demonstrations during the national anthem.
Colin Kaepernick, who popularized the controversial gesture of kneeling during the USA national anthem, will likely be invited to a meeting with the NFL to discuss social issues and protests, the league said on Wednesday.
The invitation would be extended by the players, not the league, Lockhart said. At the next game more than 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in protest.
There was backlash among the league due to Kaepernick's absence in the past.
Newton is not the only player to take notice of the issues.
Only a handful of players had joined his protest by the start of the current season, until President Trump urged the team owners to fire the protesters. Many believe Kaepernick's unemployment has more to do with his activism than his arm. However, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that he hopes the number of players who decide to protest would drop to "zero".