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Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads

Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against …


Max Boot: Protest is as American as football. Why doesn’t Trump get it?

The tang of fall is nearly in the air. The summer is all but over. Football season is here. Are you ready for some … culture war? This …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

Nike’s Kaepernick campaign signals change in shoe politics

With the Colin Kaepernick campaign, Nike is embracing activism and racial justice at a time when shoe companies can no longer avoid the nation’s political division. After years of building …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Nike store in downtown Spokane draws politically driven customers after Kaepernick ad campaign unveiled

Todd Eklof, the reverend of the Unitarian Universalist Chruch of Spokane, had heard the story of Nike’s ad featuring Colin Kaepernick on the radio and he thought it was courageous.


Colin Kaepernick has new deal with Nike, though he’s not in NFL

Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL.


Arbitrator sends Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL to trial

Colin Kaepernick and his legal team are driving inside NFL territory, forcing the league and its 32 teams to brace for a defensive stand.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

John Elway may be calling around for backup QB, but it won’t be Colin Kaepernick

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is trying to determine if he has his backup quarterback on his roster. Paxton Lynch has flopped this summer and Chad Kelly gets his …


Karin Klein: What happened to Roseanne and Kaepernick has zero to do with First Amendment rights

This era of political discontent has seemingly made us all experts on the First Amendment and freedom of speech. Or at least, there’s a lot of complaining about one news …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but …


Pete Carroll: Seahawks still open to considering Colin Kaepernick

Pete Carroll said Monday the Seattle Seahawks have not closed the door on the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick to their roster, but how much further they pursue it may …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty International for inequality protests

Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Seahawks postpone meeting with Colin Kaepernick over anthem, off-field questions

With Kaepernick saying he was unclear of his future off-field plans, the Seahawks decided to postpone the trip for now so that coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider …


AP Special Report: For NFL players, racial profiling often personal

The Associated Press surveyed 56 of the 59 black players at last weekend’s Pro Bowl game as part of its look at how African-American athletes have long used their sports …


NFL protests named top sports story of 2017

President Donald Trump couldn’t stand NFL players kneeling in protest during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” His angry call to fire players who didn’t stand for the national anthem rekindled both the …


Beyonce presents Colin Kaepernick with SI’s Muhammad Ali Award

Beyonce presented Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award on Tuesday night, and Kaepernick promised that “with or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for …


Norman Chad: Gift ideas for people you don’t care about

Oprah Winfrey has been making America great – and making herself great – for many years. Oprah’s fabulous wealth informs her annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things,” her well-intended but unintentionally hilarious …


Bill O’Brien says Texans have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien says he and general manager Rick Smith have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick in the wake of last week’s season-ending injury to Deshaun Watson.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 3:53 p.m.

NFL expects Colin Kaepernick invite to next players’ meeting

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says the league expects Colin Kaepernick to be invited to the next meeting between owners and players to discuss social justice initiatives.


49ers CEO Jed York doesn’t believe Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said he doesn’t believe there’s merit to Colin Kaepernick’s claim that NFL owners collectively conspired to keep him from playing in the league. Kaepernick …


Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Colin Kaepernick files grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding against him

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after a 2016 season in which he began the movement of players protesting during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL teams …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 10:36 p.m.

‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity

Hertha Berlin has nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga game at home. The starting lineup all linked arms and took a knee on …


Eric Reid: 49ers won’t force players to stand for anthem

The San Francisco 49ers won’t be forcing their players to stand during the national anthem, safety Eric Reid said Wednesday.


Houston teen says she was expelled for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance

For months, India Landry’s act of civil disobedience of sitting during her high school class’s Pledge of Allegiance attracted little fanfare, according to a lawsuit filed by her mother, Kizzy …


Jay-Z sends a message, wearing a ‘Colin K’ jersey during ‘SNL’

Colin Kaepernick may not be on an NFL team, but that didn’t stop Jay-Z from sporting the quarterback’s number as he performed during the “Saturday Night Live” premiere.


Christine Flowers: QB and officer offer speech lesson

While the only real damage Kaepernick can do is screwing with our Sunday afternoons, this U.S. Army officer poses a threat to the government.


Amy Goodman: Taking a knee, standing for justice

Principled stands taken at great risk are often how movements are born.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

As he continues to seek work in NFL, Colin Kaepernick has two major supporters at Washington State

Colin Kaepernick is still out of work and that’s a hard pill for many fans to swallow – including two Washington State assistants who remain close to the ex-San Francisco …


Jay-Z dedicates song ‘The Story of O.J.’ to Colin Kaepernick at NYC music festival

At a concert at Citi Field in New York on Friday night, Jay-Z took dedicated his song “The Story of O.J.” to Colin Kaepernick and Dick Gregory, a comedian and …


Christine Flowers: Liberal views intercepting sports

The implication was unmistakable: Black athletes who don’t disrespect the flag or the national anthem are Uncle Toms, while people like Kaepernick are heroic. I don’t know about you, but …