Colin Kaepernick Scores Million Dollar Book Deal, Reports
Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest on the sideline, during the anthem, prior to the game on October 16, 2016.Michael Zagaris / Getty Images
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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has signed a book deal estimated over $1 million, NBC Sports reported Tuesday.
According to reports, the book will be published under One World, an imprint under Penguin Random House led by Chris Jackson. Jackson, one of only few black editors in the publishing industry, is known for his works with author Ta-Nehisi Coates, civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson, and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z.
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NBC News has reached out to Penguin Random House but has not received a response.
Kaepernick ignited a national conversation around police brutality in 2016 when he started kneeling during the national anthem as a form of protest. A year later and nearly three months into a new NFL season, he has yet to be signed by a team.