The ad, which infuriated President Donald Trump, pays homage to those who “dream crazy,” in an extension of the brand’s admonition to “just do it.” It also features tennis ace Serena Williams, hoop star LeBron James and many other athletes who have overcome serious challenges.
In fact, sales soared after the commercial debuted.
Kaepernick opted out of his contract as a quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers and became a free agent in March 2017. But he was unable to sign with another team after the demonstrations.
Earlier this year, Kaepernick settled a legal case against the NFL. He filed a grievance against the league in 2017, accusing team owners of violating the collective bargaining agreement by colluding to keep him from playing because of his protest.
Details of the NFL’s settlement with Kaepernick were not released. However, he had said previously that he would not withdraw the case unless the settlement was lucrative.
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