What we learned from Colin Kaepernick's exclusive interview on new memoir, NFL future


What I’m Hearing: USA TODAY Sports’ Jarrett Bell spoke exclusively with the former NFL quarterback who said he’s eager to reveal the many layers surrounding his public protests.


Colin Kaepernick has spoken. He’s been writing, too. 

The former NFL quarterback, who has been effectively blackballed by the league and its owners, discussed in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY Sports’ Jarrett Bell his first book — a memoir set to hit shelves this year through his new company, Kaepernick Publishing, and Audible.

Kaepernick’s fight against systematic oppression, particularly police brutality against African-Americans among other social justice issues, went mainstream during the 2016 season, when he began kneeling during the national anthem to demonstrate protest. 

While the book does not yet have a title, it will focus plenty on what the last few years have been like for him. Here are three things we learned from his conversation with USA TODAY Sports. 

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