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Kaepernick's lawyer says quarterback still wants to play

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Mark Geragos, whose past clients include pop icon Michael Jackson, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Panthers or the Patriots acquire Colin Kaepernick

RARING FOR COMEBACK. Colin Kaepernick last played in the NFL in 2016 before severing his contract with the San Francisco 49ers the following year. File photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Colin Kaepernick fronts Nike's 'Just Do It' ad campaign

Sep 04, 2018 - 1:16 PM

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is the face of the sporting equipment giant's iconic slogan, which marks its 30th anniversary

STANDING UP. Due to his activism, Colin Kaepernick has not played in the NFL since early 2017. Photo from Kaepernick's Twitter account (@Kaepernick7)

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Kaepernick will eventually be signed by a team, NFL commish Goodell believes

Sep 08, 2017 - 1:04 AM

Pressed on whether he felt Kaepernick was good enough to earn a place on an NFL roster Goodell replied: I m not a football expert

BLACKLISTED. Colin Kaepernick's failure to find a team when several less talented players have managed to win contracts has led to speculation that Kaepernick is paying the price for his activism. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Athlete activists make voices heard

Oct 31, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The scattered protests are part of a trend towards activism among athletes that has become increasingly visible in recent years

PROTEST. This file photo taken on October 22, 2016 shows Eric Reid #35 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneeling in protest during the national anthem prior to their NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Controversial Kaepernick set for first NFL start this season

Oct 12, 2016 - 3:12 AM

Colin Kaepernick the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has polarized audiences by protesting the US national anthem will start against the Buffalo Bills

STARTING QB. Colin Kaepernick will get his chance to make his statement on the field against the Bills. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron, Curry back Kaepernick but won't protest anthem

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:44 PM

The NBA has a league rule which requires players to stand for the national anthem

NO PROTEST. NBA stars Stephen Curry and LeBron James will not protest the anthem despite supporting Colin Kaepernick. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

NBA ready to help players take 'meaningful action' on social issues

Sep 23, 2016 - 1:43 PM

The league and the Players Association working together have begun developing substantive ways for us to come together and take meaningful action

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NFL: Kaepernick says he received death threats over anthem protest

Sep 21, 2016 - 8:43 AM

The 49ers quarterback says his protest of the US national anthem has led to death threats he says

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images/AFP

NFL players protest anthem on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 12, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Several NFL players join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick s controversial protest against racial inequality on the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks

An overall view of CenturyLink Field during the playing of the National Anthem at an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

Kaepernick booed after latest anthem boycott in San Diego

Sep 02, 2016 - 12:46 PM

Kaepernick triggered furious debate over his decision to sit during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner

SITTING STAND. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has polarized the sports world with his protest of race relations in America. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

NFL star Kaepernick explains decision to protest US national anthem

Aug 29, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has angered some by refusing to stand for the national anthem

SITTING STAND. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has polarized the sports world with his protest of race relations in America. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

NFL: Super Bowl spots at stake in playoff showdowns

Jan 17, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Peyton Manning will lead Denver s record setting offense against Tom Brady and New England for a Super Bowl berth Sunday while Seattle s NFL best defense faces San Francisco for the other spot

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts after a touchdown in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter of their AFC Divisional Playoff game. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

NFL: 49ers, Broncos punch tickets to conference championship games

Jan 13, 2014 - 7:00 PM

The San Francisco 49ers beat the Carolina Panthers while the Denver Broncos topped the San Diego Chargers to earn trips to NFL divisional championship games

GOLD RUSH. San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore gains yardage against the Carolina Panthers. Photo by Davis Turner/EPA