Instead of being displayed in a hall of shame, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be honored by an exhibit in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
USA Today reports on the effort to have a Kaepernick exhibit at the Washington D.C. museum.
Of course, history continues to evolve, which is why Colin Kaepernick – who jarred America’s consciousness last season by first sitting and then taking a knee during the national anthem – is expected to ultimately be featured in a display at the Smithsonian.
Late last year, not long after the museum opened, Edwards donated a collection of items relating to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and urged curators to, well, put them on exhibit, ASAP.
“I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick,’ ” Edwards told USA TODAY Sports. “ ‘Let me give you a game jersey, some shoes, a picture … And it should be put right there alongside Muhammad Ali. He’s this generation’s Ali.’ ”
The Kaepernick items are not currently on display, but the museum’s curator of sports, Damion Thomas, told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that he expects new material in their collection will be rotated into exhibits in one to two years.
It’s a disgrace to highlight Kaepernick’s disrespect for the American flag and law enforcement.
The good news, however, is at this point Kaepernick has not been signed by an NFL team since being released by the 49ers.
Kaepernick’s former team released the controversial quarterback because his skill set doesn’t fit the direction of its new offense (see video).