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GQ Magazine Names Colin Kaepernick Its Citizen of the Year

GQ magazine has named Colin Kaepernick as one of its 2017 Men of the Year, and placed him on the cover of an upcoming issue. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is pictured on the cover with the caption "Citizen of the Year."

In Kaepernick's cover story, "Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced," GQ editors write that the free-agent quarterback wanted to contribute to the article and helped connect the magazine with 10 of his friends and confidants. He also posed for a series of photos in Harlem, but declined to provide quotes out of a desire to remain silent.

The article says,

"As his public identity has begun to shift from football star to embattled activist, he has grown wise to the power of his silence."