Colin Kaepernick fully focused on football, refuses to give up NFL career

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The protests spread this season after the former San Francisco 49ers starter opted out of his contract and was unable to sign on with another team.

CBS Sports NFL insider Jason La Canfora caught up with Kaepernick in order to find out what the quarterback has been up to and what his status is in relation to his football career.

"He's planning on standing for the anthem, if given the opportunity", La Canfora said of Kaepernick. He told the media he was protesting against the treatment of blacks in the United States.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: 'Get that son of a b-- off the field right now, out, '" the Trump said.

But all of this began more than a year ago when Kaepernick vowed that he would sit out the national anthem until the American flag "represents what it's supposed to represent".

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According to La Canfora, Kaepernick has remained so quiet because he's been focusing on staying in shape, sharpening his football skills and trying not to cause any distractions that would keep him from earning another shot on the gridiron. Off the field, the quarterback runs the Colin Kaepernick Foundation, where he has vowed to donate $1 million and all of his 2016 jersey sales to communities in need around the country.

"He's just looking for an opportunity", said La Canfora.

It appears that La Canfora was referring to a previous report from ESPN in March claiming that Kaepernick would stand for the national anthem. When, by summer, the former 49er was still jobless, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell explained it had nothing to do with his refusal to stand for the national anthem. But Kaepernick has not spoken publicly about what he would do. "Colin and I didn't discuss".



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