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Colin Kaepernick reportedly agrees to $1M book deal

November 23 2017, 08:33 | Irvin Gilbert

The NFL protests' hidden lesson: Don't let your brand get hijacked by politics

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands in the bench area during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets in Santa Clara Calif

NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart said he expects free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be invited to the next quarterly league meeting and that he looks forward to him joining the conversation, per Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports.

The deal, reportedly worth just over $1 million, is with One World, an imprint of Random House.

Despite the outcry, it was decided that there would be no punishment for players who choose to take part in the peaceful protests by kneeling or sitting during the national anthem at games.

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.

Kaepernick recently made headlines by filing a grievance against league owners accusing them of "collusion" based on "partisan political provocation by the executive branch of our government".

Kaepernick got national attention last season when he chose to kneel during the national anthem before games. This NFL season, other players and teams have continued to protest, which has been a major source of controversy for the league. "I expect he will be invited to this meeting", Lockhart said of Kaepernick, who began kneeling previous year as a way to protest against racial injustice in the United States. Not to mention, the 29-year-old QB's take on remaining jobless, with most people believing that he has been the victim of blackballing by National Football League owners.

The NFL weighed the fervor of players protesting about racism during a regularly scheduled autumn meeting in New York City last week that was attended by team owners, players and their union's leaders. It was not clear if the former quarterback would attend the meeting. This could very well be a result of his national anthem protests and strong feelings about police officers.

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