Former NFL Colin Kaepernick Receives "Citizen of the Year" By GQ Magazine

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Colin Kaepernick, an American football player who last year started protesting police brutality against African Americans by kneeling during the USA national anthem, has been named "Citizen of the Year" by GQ magazine.

GQ Magazine named its "men of the year" this morning, with former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick receiving the honor of Citizen of the Year.

There are some who share GQ's opinion that Kaepernick would've been picked up had he not begun the protest.

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He refused a breathalyzer test and said his parents told him not to provide a sample for a test unless he was required to do so. He has to understand that not only to be an Arkansas Razorback, to be a quarterback starting games here is a very big deal".

"It cost him his job".

"Kaepernick's determined stand puts him in rare company in sports history: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson - athletes who risked everything to make a difference", it said.

In their piece on the outspoken QB, GQ Magazine didn't actually interview Kaepernick himself.

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The article also contains short statements of Kaepernick's 10 closest confidants, including rapper J.Cole, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, activist Carmen Perez and national co-chair for Women's March Tamika Mallory, who shared their views on the subject of social activism.

Be sure to check out the December issue to see more of what Kapernick has to say and where he's headed with his message.

A quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Kaepernick was not resigned after the season ended earlier this year. He posted a message on Twitter, saying he was "honoured' by the recognition".

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James clarified his comments during the Cavaliers' shootaround at Madison Square Garden on Monday morning. The Knicks, meanwhile, opted for French floor general Frank Ntilikina over Smith at No. 8 overall.

The magazine 's story includes comments from several of Kaepernick's supporters and confidants.

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