LOS ANGELES (AP) – Spike Lee will direct a multi-part documentary for ESPN on Colin Kaepernick that features extensive interviews with the former San Francisco 49ers defender and access to his personal archive .
ESPN Films announced Tuesday that Lee will weave never-before-seen footage from Kaepernick’s archives to provide “a full, first-person account of his journey.”
The last time Kaepernick played professional football was in 2016, the same year he began to kneel during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Although the NFL has encouraged teams to look at Kaepernick, he has yet to receive another professional contract.
No title or release date for the documentary series has been published.
Lee directed the 2009 film, “Kobe Doin’ Work,” about the great Kobe Bryant of the Lakers. That movie tested Bryant’s work ethic and basketball prowess through a single game of the Lakers against the San Antonio Spurs.
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