Kaepernick Wasn’t a Superstar. He Didn’t Have To Be.

A mediocre quarterback had a lot more to lose by speaking out.

Colin Kaepernick in the Super Bowl (Wikimedia /By Au Kirk — https://www.flickr.com/photos/aukirk/8469923776/in/photostream / https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24742192)

As sports leagues go, the National Football League takes particular care in crafting its public image.

Just look at how they construct their season. NFL football is a weekly, extended television show: Six hours of Sunday afternoon game action…