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Disney announces deal with Colin Kaepernick for ESPN documentary

Disney announces deal with Colin Kaepernick for ESPN documentary

Entertainment
July 6 (UPI) -- The Walt Disney Co. on Monday announced a partnership between ESPN Films and Colin Kaepernick for an exclusive documentary series on the former NFL player's football career and racial activism. The deal between Kaepernick's production arm, Ra Vision Media, and Disney will tell "scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity," a statement from ESPN said. Advertisement The partnership also will showcase the work of minority directors and producers. "During this unprecedented time, The Walt Disney Co. remains committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters," said Bob Iger, Disney's executive chairman in a statement. "Colin's experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, cul...
Watch: Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweets he’s ‘still ready’ for work

Watch: Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tweets he’s ‘still ready’ for work

Sports
Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has not played since January 2017, tweeted he is "still ready" to play. Kaepernick posted a video of himself working out in a gym to Instagram and Twitter. The video starts with a counter saying he has been "denied work for 889 days." Kaepernick's last NFL game was Jan. 1, 2017. The 49ers lost 35-23 to the Seattle Seahawks that day. Kaepernick filed a grievance in October 2017 against the NFL under the collective bargaining agreement. He alleged the league's 32 owners colluded against signing him to a contract. Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Both his and current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid's grievances were settled in February. Kaepe...
Colin Kaepernick linked to Patriots, Panthers

Colin Kaepernick linked to Patriots, Panthers

Sports
Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Colin Kaepernick's attorney thinks his client will sign with an NFL team within the next two weeks. Mark Geragos told CNN on Saturday that he would not be surprised if Kaepernick signed with the New England Patriots. He also said he would not be surprised if Patriots owner Robert Kraft's former coach made a move. He could have been referring to several coaches with the latter statement, including Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. "I'm going to make a bold prediction, although I've been wrong once before on this ... one of three teams picks him [Kaepernick] up," Geragos said. Geragos said the Panthers would be a "natural" pick if quarterback Cam Newton misses time in 2019 due to shoulder issues. Newton had shoulder surgery in January. "He absolutely wants to play [in t...
NFL issues statement following Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad

NFL issues statement following Nike's Colin Kaepernick ad

Sports
The NFL released a statement on Tuesday in the aftermath of the league's corporate sponsor, Nike, releasing an advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick. The situation is complicated by the fact that Kaepernick has a grievance against the league in which he claims the NFL and all 32 teams are involved in collusion to try to keep him out of the league following his protests during the national anthem. "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything," read a teaser for an ad Kaepernick tweeted. The NFL responded to the Nike campaign. "The National Football League believes in dialogue, understanding and unity," executive vice president of communications and public affairs Jocelyn Moore said in the league's statement. "We embrace the role and responsibility of everyo...