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Colin Kaepernick has announced Thursday that he is writing a memoir to be released this year through his newly formed company, Kaepernick Publishing, in a partnership with Audible.

"My protest was the culmination of years of thought and experiences, of learning and unlearning. I want to tell the story of my evolution, and the events that led me to protest systemic oppression, in hopes that it will inspire others to rise in action," Kaepernick said in a statement. 

"I am excited that through this groundbreaking partnership between Kaepernick Publishing and Audible, we can elevate Black and Brown voices who can empower future generations." 

He also spoke with USA Today about his forthcoming venture:

"I learned early on that in fighting against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, who controls the narrative shapes the reality of how the world views society," Kaepernick said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with USA TODAY Sports. "It controls who's loved, who's hated, who's degraded and who's celebrated."

Almost exactly a year ago, it was reported that Kaepernick and Eric Reid settled their collusion cases against the NFL.

The news was announced via a statement from the player's legal teams but the settlement is reportedly subject to a confidentiality agreement.

"For the past several months, counsel for Mr. Kaepernick and Mr. Reid have engaged in an ongoing dialogue with representatives of the NFL. As a result of those discussions, the parties have decided to resolve the pending grievances. The resolution of this matter is subject to a confidentiality agreement so there will be no further comment by any party," the joint statement reads.

Kaepernick was ousted from the league after he kneeled during the national anthem, in protest against police brutality and social injustice.