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n Francisco 49er's backup quarterback Colin Kappernick created a national stir last year for doing this. Refusing to stand during the national anthem as a sign of protest against police brutality and racial inequality. But on Thursday, sources telling ESPN Kappernick will return to his feet next season when the Star Spangled Banner is played.
Explaining he no longer wants his dropped knee dissent to distract from the positive change he believes has been created. But there may be something else he doesn't want it to distract from, getting a new job. ESPN also reporting Kaepernick will opt out of his contract with the 49ers this week and will become a free agent by next, when he'll try to find a new team willing to bet on a 29-year-old backup.
While Kaepernick took plenty of heat for his public protest from some fans and players, other athletes joined in unison. With then President Obama defending the quarterback's actions. Kaepernick is also donating $1 million to organizations that help the underprivileged.