Colin Kaepernick named Sports Illustrated’s ‘Muhammad Ali Legacy Award’ recipient for 2017 despite remaining UNSIGNED since March
Despite not having played all season, embattled free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick added another accolade on Thursday as Sports Illustrated named him the magazine’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award recipient.
The Legacy Award is given annually to sports figures who have used their platform to promote social change. Kaepernick is expected to attend SI’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ awards show on Tuesday in New York.
Kaepernick was previously named GQ’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ for his role in popularizing peaceful protests around the NFL in which players raised awareness of inequality and police brutality against minorities by sitting, kneeling, or raising a fist during the national anthem.
It is a rare person who gives up what he loves in exchange for what he believes.