It's now unclear what the NCAA's timeline for the changes it's proposed is and also unclear how long the XFL is going to last this time around but it'll certainly be interesting to see if the league can position itself as a viable alternative to the traditional route to the NFL over the next few years.
In the 2016 season, Kaepernick first sat - then later kneeled, after consulting with former Green Beret Nate Boyer - during the playing of the national anthem before games in an effort to protest police brutality against African Americans and systemic oppression.
The deal will let Audible exclusively release the audio version of the book - described as "part political awakening and part memoir" - that Kaepernick will publish this year through his own company, Kaepernick Publishing.
"My protest was the culmination of years of thought and experiences, of learning and unlearning", said Kaepernick. "So I not only wanted to give insight into what led me to protest through my memoir, I wanted to make sure I was able to retain the ownership over my story in the process". He said he hopes the partnership "can elevate black and brown voices who can empower future generations".
The league arranged a private workout for him in November that 24-plus teams were expected to attend.
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The quarantine official had been wearing a mask and gloves, and was collecting and processing questionnaires from passengers. The company said: "This is a highly unusual development and we share the disappointment of our guests".
Kaepernick eventually moved the workout to a high school stadium at the eleventh hour, explaining he had done so to allow media attendance.
Following the workout, the 32-year-old urged the NFL to "stop running" and earlier this week reiterated his desire to return to professional football. "I still train five days a week".
Prior to 1990, the NFL was the only professional sports league that required college athletes to use up all four years of eligibility before commissioner Paul Tagliabue revised the rulebook to allow prospective pros to declare for the draft following their junior year.
Kaepernick says he still wants to play football. "He chose not to take it, and I understand that".