Colin Kaepernick is still waiting on a job in the NFL, but he’s got something to keep him busy in the meantime. Kaepernick will join Medium’s board of directors.
Kaepernick will create content focused on race and civil rights.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with @kaepernickpub and to welcome @kaepernick7 as the newest member on our Board of Directors. Read the full statement here: https://t.co/BvtUJzZdFq pic.twitter.com/tIX23kvCu2— Medium (@Medium) June 18, 2020
We’re excited to announce our founder, @kaepernick7, will be the newest Board Member @medium. In addition to this, #KaepernickPublishing partners with Medium to further our mission uplifting voices of our communities. pic.twitter.com/FQYYNdTQcP— Kaepernick Publishing (@KaepernickPub) June 18, 2020
Medium’s chief executive Ev Williams confirmed the news to TechCrunch, saying Medium has been talking to Kaepernick for quite some time.
“We’ve been in talks with Colin for some time, and we are honored to be electing him to join our board,” said Williams, in a statement. “Colin’s voice and actions have led the discussion on racial justice, and the world is finally catching up to him.”
Kaepernick, 32, said he was “excited” to join Medium. Medium is an online platform that allows users to publish content. Its site says “our sole purpose is to help you find compelling ideas, knowledge and perspectives.”
The news shouldn’t prevent Kaepernick from heading back to the NFL. Kaepernick can presumably play quarterback and sit on Medium’s board of directors at the same time.
Whether that will happen remains to be seen. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and executive Troy Vincent have thrown their support behind Kaepernick, but the quarterback has remained silent on the NFL’s sudden turnaround.
That’s not to say Kaepernick no longer wants a job in the NFL. He may be approaching the situation with caution considering how the NFL has treated Kaepernick the past couple seasons.
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