Kaepernick's Controversial Net Worth, And Who is Nessa Diab, His Girlfriend

Elizabeth Gail

Colin Kaepernick made headlines during the 2016 NFL preseason when he chose to kneel when the national anthem was played, as a way to protest racism and police brutality. He soon after got out of his 49ers contract and has not joined any NFL teams since.

That said, a CBS reporter recently caused controversy when he stated on television that the quarterback had expressed his intention to stand if he ever got the chance to play on the NFL. However, the reporter clarified his statement via Twitter on Sunday, stating that he had never spoken with the player on whether he would stand or not.

He, however, voluntarily chose to get out in March so he could have more time to look for a new contract. As a result, the initial $126 million did not come to fruition as the seven years was reduced to only three.

A bit on her background, she was born of an Egyptian father and Middle Eastern mother, and had a Muslim upbringing. She also lived with her parents in Saudi Arabia during the 90s. On her education, she holds a BA in Mass Communication from the University of California, Berkeley.