The former NFL quarterback is assisting the family of Lashawn Thompson, a Georgia jail inmate who died last year while covered in insects, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said.
Colin Kaepernick's kindergarten teacher gave his class an assignment: Draw a picture of your family. When he colored his family yellow and himself brown, it became a pivotal moment for his identity.
The new initiative will eliminate concerns from the first autopsy, ensure that it was conducted without any biases or errors.
EA Sports says Kaepernick will return as a free agent in the latest update of Madden 21. His overall rating of 81 is higher than several notable NFL starters, including Baker Mayfield and Cam Newton.
The NFL commissioner's comments come in an interview with ESPN. In recent days the commissioner has apologized for the league "not listening to NFL players earlier" on issues of racial injustice.
The NFL is giving all employees the day off on June 19th. That day - known as Juneteenth - commemorates the effective end of slavery. It's the third major race-related directive by the NFL in a week.
Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks after calls for the NFL to take a strong stand amid nationwide protests, but the league's statement makes no reference to Colin Kaepernick.
In the days since George Floyd was killed while in police custody in Minnesota, sports figures have started speaking out, too. Some even joined the demonstrations that have swept the nation.
The design — featuring the Betsy Ross flag with 13 stars for the original 13 colonies — drew complaints that it celebrates an era when slavery was legal and commonplace in the U.S.
An attorney for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted that after discussions, the "parties have decided to resolve their pending grievances." The terms are not public.