Last night San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took another step in his social activism.
Ryan Sakamoto posted a video from Kaepernick’s post-game press conference, where the quarterback said he will donate the first $1 million he makes this season to charity.
“Yes I am planning to take it a step further,” Kaepernick said. “I’m currently working with organizations to be involved. And making sure that I’m actively in these communities, as well as donating the first million dollars I make this year to different organizations to help these communities, and help these people.”
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) September 2, 2016
That came on the heels of an interesting fourth preseason game at military appreciation night in San Diego against the Chargers. Kaepernick was booed relentlessly for all 34 plays he was on the field, as reported by CBS Sports.
However, after the game, he found a cluster of 49ers fans eager to get his autograph.
There seems to be a new turn to this story every 12 hours. One moment #veterans4kaepernick is trending, the next Nate Boyer is penning a letter, the next Kaepernick is explaining his sock choice, the next Paul Finebaum is offering his takes and later apologizing, and then a former Green Beret is penning an open letter.
It looks as if the best thing to do is just continue to watch Kaepernick. Watch and see if he will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback, and watch and see if his money and words achieve the goal he seems to want even more than he wants his old job back.