Subject: from Kaepernick's wikipedia -
a few excerpts from
On June 4, Kaepernick signed a six-year contract extension with the
49ers, worth up to $126 million, including $54 million in potential
guarantees, and $13 million fully guaranteed.
On September 17, Kaepernick was fined by the NFL for using inappropriate
language on the field.
On October 9, he was fined $10,000 by the NFL for appearing at a
post-game press conference wearing headphones from Beats by Dre, while
the league's headphone sponsor was Bose. --
On November 21, the 49ers announced that Kaepernick would miss the rest
of the season because of an injured left shoulder that required surgery.
U.S. national anthem protest
Main article: U.S. national anthem protests (2016–present)
Before a preseason game in 2016, Kaepernick sat down, as opposed to the
tradition of standing, during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner".
During a post-game interview, he explained his position stating, "I am
not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that
oppresses black people and people of color. ---
Pro Football Hall of Famer and longtime civil rights activist
Jim Brown told an interviewer that while he "wants to be in
[Kaepernick's] corner", he would never "desecrate my flag and
my national anthem."
Controversy over free agency
In late July and early August, the Baltimore Ravens were working to
extend an offer to Kaepernick. According to Ray Lewis, the offer was
terminated after a tweet by Kaepernick's girlfriend compared the Ravens
team owner Steve Bisciotti to a slave owner.
According to other reports, Bisciotti had been objecting to signing
Kaepernick even before the incident.
Kaepernick reportedly started dating radio personality and
television host Nessa in July 2015, and officially went public
about their relationship in February 2016. Kaepernick began
following a vegan diet in late 2015.