Kaepernick Announces He's Writing Memoir in Rare Interview With USA Today

February 14th, 2020 8:00 AM

Colin Kaepernick emerged from behind his caustic Twitter account Tuesday to use USA Today Sports as a platform for his unrepentant anti-Americanism. The NFL reject announced he's planning to release a memoir later this year through his own publishing company. It's sure to be a great stocking stuffer for social justice warriors everywhere.

The preview Kaepernick gave to supportive USA Today writer Jarrett Bell serves as an indicator his book will serve up the same garbage that turned off 32 NFL teams and alienated countless sports fans across America:

"I learned early on that in fighting against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, who controls the narrative shapes the reality of how the world views society. It controls who’s loved, who’s hated, who’s degraded and who’s celebrated.”

Bell says Kaepernick's yet-to-be-named memoir "should fill in the gaps of the past few years, as well as provide more insight on the motivation and methods behind his activism. ... Undoubtedly, many will want to hear from Kaepernick, who despite being shunned by NFL teams has become a prominent cultural figure – especially among African Americans." And many have heard quite enough from the man who disrespected veterans who sacrificed their lives for his freedom to spew social justice mulch.

Kaepernick (seen above addressing media during Georgia tryout in 2019) said he's heard a lot of questions surrounding the point of his protests. Why did he kneel during the national anthem in 2016 and "A lot of questions surrounding what led me to that point. Which led me to wanting to share that story and give insight. So I think there’s a lot of interest around it, but time will tell when the book comes out.”

Bell moans about Kaepernick's failed tryout before NFL teams late last year, and he's hopeful the memoir will be a best-seller. The audio version could be particularly revealing if the tone of Kaepernick's voice reflects his hatred for country.

Believe it or not, the man who has spit in the eye of the NFL for four years running is naive enough to think he may one day return to the league as a quarterback:

“My desire to play football is still there. I still train five days a week. I’m ready to go, I’m ready for a phone call, tryout, workout at any point in time. I’m still waiting on the owners and their partners to stop running from this situation. So I hope I get a call this offseason. I’ll be looking forward to it.”

In other words, hire me, I'll keep spewing my propaganda, embarrass your team and you can pay me for it. "In the meantime, he’s an impact player in a different form," Bell dreams, insisting the Kaepernick manifesto could have commanded a seven-figure advance if he'd shopped it on the open market.

By quarterbacking his own story via his own publishing arm, Kaepernick says he'll contribute to black literature, which "was key to developing my own thoughts and ideas of how to navigate the spaces that I enter. So I not only wanted to give insight into what led me to protest through my memoir, I wanted to make sure I was able to retain the ownership over my story in the process.”

Other writers have covered the manipulation, colonization, distortion of stories, narrative and history, Kaepernick says. His attack on America "is a way for me to be able to counteract that and begin to decolonize that and centralize the narrative of not only myself but other black and brown writers and authors."

A book that will no doubt fit the prospective title, "The Memoirs of an Angry Anti-American Social Justice Warrior," coming to booksellers soon. Punt on this one.