>> Colin Kaepernick may be the San Francisco 49ers second string quarterback. But his jerseys are now the top seller in all of the NFL, thanks to no small part to the controversy he has ignited over the last two weeks. Now, he's planning to pay back the outpouring of support.
Kaepernick's made headlines since August 26th when he declined to stand during the National Anthem at a pre-season game. The move was a protest against racial injustice and police brutality in the US. Kaepernick posted a note to Instagram, Wednesday, saying he'll return the love and support by donating all the proceeds he gets from his jersey sales to communities.
But his post was light on specifics about exactly how the money would be spent. Last week, he sparked controversy again by kneeling during the national anthem ahead of a game against San Diego. Wednesday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, expressed his disagreement with Kaepernick's decision to do so, while acknowledging that he's within his rights.
Prices for a Kaepernick jersey range from $50 to $120, a signed one is 200 bucks.