Stephen: Colin Kaepernick is the new face of Nike
Athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick has been named the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. Yahoo Sports reports that the athletic brand and Kaepernick have agreed to a new contract, despite the fact Kaepernick has been with the company since 2011. It’s believed that an “interest from other shoe companies” played a part in the new agreement. As part of the new deal, Kaepernick will have his own branded line that will include shoes, shirts and jerseys. The puts him level with a “top-end NFL player” worth millions per year plus royalties. The 30-year-old quarterback started the movement to kneel during the United States national anthem to protest racial injustice in August 2016. He opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017 and hasn’t been able to find a new team since.